January is the month for optimism, looking forward, and dreaming about what the new year might bring. But in the cold, dim light of December, it’s time to admit that the hourglass has just about run out on our hopes and dreams for the current year. Last year I wrote about my hopes for the Mac, the iPhone, and the iPad Pro in the shiny new year 2017.
While I am hard at work on building my wish list for 2018—hope springs eternal—it’s worth looking back and finding out just how many of my dreams were fulfilled this year, and how many simply didn’t happen. (Yes, this is the More Color column where I check my work.)