Impact of the technology revolution has barely begun

April 29, 2013, 7:56 am

(Cross-post from my other blog, Outrun Change.)

That we haven’t seen the full impact of IT is a comment I heard the first time a few years ago. That sort of made sense but didn’t really register. This blog is focused on sorting out that change. The idea that the technology revolution has barely begun finally clicked for me with a column by Matthew Yglesias – Why I’m Optimistic About Growth and Innovation.

A few industries have seen huge impact from technology. Think of book publishing, journalism, and music. Those industries have been turned upside down. I read a lot and listen to a bit of music so am quite attuned to those areas. The way everyone consumes news has been transformed. I regularly read dozens of blogs a day. They just appear on my computer screen with a mouse click or two. I’ve always been a news junkie, and my consumption has soared in the last few years.

However, as big as those industries are, they are a small part of the total economy.

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Should you hold onto your old traditions or embrace technology? Yes.

June 11, 2012, 8:08 am

A few months ago I saw this message  in the back window of a car:

Traditional Latin mass

www.fatimaparish.org

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Three skills for living in a social media world

April 6, 2012, 8:19 am

There will be three career fields in huge demand in the social media world. That is the idea Mark Schaefer presents in his blog, {grow}.

I discuss this in my post Three Skills for Living in a Social Media World at my other blog, Outrun Change.

At an individual level, I think these three careers point to skills each of us need to develop if we wish to function in a world dominated by social media.  The career fields and individual skills are: Read the rest of this entry »


Simple illustration of how work is changing

September 19, 2011, 9:09 am

Previous post gave a big-word description of how work is changing.  Megan McArdle extends Mr Kling’s concepts in her post, The New New New Economy.

She paints two alternative paths as a choice between risk and being an assembly line drone when she says: Read the rest of this entry »


A big-word description of how work is changing

September 17, 2011, 9:31 am

The nature of work is changing. Radically.

Here are two fancy ways of describing the change that is taking place all around us along with my simple explanation.

Arnold Kling says this in his post, The Job-Seeker’s Paradox: Read the rest of this entry »


What is 3-D printing? Are replicators possible?

July 11, 2011, 6:03 am

What if a replicator, like you see in the sci-fi movies, was a reality?

People who have developed the technology call it 3-D printing.

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