One of the roles our education system is supposed to play is to prepare kids to be responsible citizens, with the skills needed to be successful in adulthood. All of the various classes — starting in kindergarten, where they lay out the fundamentals of reading,writing, sharing and even early math — are designed to be a set of building blocks of knowledge. Each consecutive year introduces new blocks in kids’ education, designed to get them ready for life so that they’re capable of earning a living.
I was reading the below article and thought to myself what would the book industry comparison look like?
After years of grim news for the news industry marked by seemingly endless rounds of staff cutbacks, it’s not unusual for those thinking about a career in journalism or veterans trying to find a new job to look at options in related fields. One field outpacing journalism both in sheer numbers and in salary growth is public relations.
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Did you know that back in 1946. The United States government implemented the 40 hour work week for all federal employees. Lots of companies thought this was a good idea and adopted it and before you knew it we have the 40 hour work week .
It really got me thinking, the 40 hour week has never really worked for me so why has this not changed given everything that is going on and the improvements in technology. The answer seems to be that there is no easy alternative at the moment for companies to ensure collaboration and control/supervise what is going on.
In this day in age I think the technology is there to overcome this, but suspicion by employers and employees alike stops technologies and practices that could change the way we work from being implemented.
These are some of the attitudes that could enable a change in the work week.
All quality eReaders of today use eInk technology as it is the only screen surface that gives you a non backlight, high resolution and long battery life experience. This is required in order to give an acceptable e-reading experience. I love this technology but am coming to the realisation that there are other screen technologies that could not only do the same thing but do it so much better.
OLED is one of those technologies and I don’t think it will be too long before we start to see these as the new trend in eBooks, most probably being released through mobile devices. It deals with the prerequisites of reading on electronic devices and starts to provide a few more, here is why;
There are also some added advantages
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Telco’s have recently started to offer business consolidated wireless plans where they can purchase for instance 40 gigabytes a month and have as many simm card’s as they want attached to it.
Today individuals are still locked into one device, one simm plans. Telco’s seems to be ever dominated by the device, probably because of the ever increasing turnover of new products encouraging people to sign up to new plans. However forming a dependence on device manufactures in a world where the consensus for the future is wireless connectivity and content must be fraught with problems.
Telco’s need to concentrate on their core business and start to provide and promote quality bandwidth and then allow users to associate as many Simms as they want to one plan. For those that see themselves as more than just a simple carrier then differentiate yourself by giving people access to quality cheap services. i.e. your data plan lets you get the wall street journal and 50 TV channels for free.
I think that the eBook business really emphasizes why this is so important. If you look at the market today the Amazon Kindle is the only device where you can purchase books in a seamless easy-to-use way. The key reason this can be achieved is by providing a wirelessly connected device. For this market to open up all eBook devices need to be connected seamlessly and retailers then compete for their customers by the experience they can offer rather than the deal they can struck with a network provider. This will ultimately result in cheaper devices
And for the device manufacturers AT&T has proven that a great device can be limited by the network that it operates on and that even the best network has limits in its coverage and strength. For a manufacturer providing your product through one carrier must be limiting your market.
It’s vital for the advancement of technology that people work in their primary market and work to improve it. Manufacturers concentrate on devices, telco’s concentrate on connections and retailers concentrate on the buying experience.