That the parking garage in downtown Bend wouldn't be used. Can't imagine downtown without it.
That Magic, the Gathering was on it's last legs a couple of years ago. Wizards of the Coast has just announced that volume has doubled since 2008.
O.K. I'm thinking, I'm thinking. I'm sure I've been wrong about something else.
Big one. That the internet was a waste of time. I didn't have time for it. Hah.
That the Old Mill was one shopping area too many.
That Northwest Crossing would empty out.
The Bend, overall, would lose population and people would quit moving here.
That the vacancy rate downtown would increase. (I didn't think downtown would empty out, boarded windows and all, but I thought there would be SOME consequence...)
That I would never get a cell phone. Or use it.
Still Not Sure:
Whether books and comics have any future. Or DVD's.
Whether the big box stores are Ponzi Schemes and will collapse from pressure from the internet.
Whether there will still be enough business for small independents to take their place.
3 days ago