The good news is that 1989 is over. The other news is that it will take the next ten years to figure out whether what happened in 1989 was good or bad. How will the year's events and players handle the future? Will cold fusion bring peace to Afghanistan? Will Jim Wright wind up in China? Will Exxon hire Wojciech Jarulzelski to handle its image problem? You'll just have to stay tuned. As if you had a choice.