Posts tagged unemployment

Indie Publishing

The Digital Revolution Kills Jobs Faster Than It Creates New Ones

There are two kinds of people: those who complain about disruption and those who celebrate it. The former are the dying indie bookstores, music labels, film industry, little publishing houses unhappy with Amazon’s ToS — the latter are the start-up generation,…

May 14, 2013, by

Infographics

Could A Well-Trained Monkey Do Your Job?

“There’s a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they’d eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn’t true.” – Ian Hart…

November 27, 2011, by

Video

Carts Of Darkness [A Documentary]

Yesterday, I stumbled over a documentary called “Carts Of Darkness“. Superficially speaking it’s about men racing shopping carts down steep hills in Canada who also collect bottles and cans to make a living. While this may be reason enough to…

November 10, 2011, by

Online Teaching

The Impossible Crusade of Education Technology Against The Human Spirit

A few days ago, I re-watched the classic 1965 movie “The Slender Thread” in which a woman played by Anne Bancroft tries to commit suicide and then calls a crisis center hot-line where everyone is furiously trying to pin-point her…

September 7, 2011, by