It may be tasteless to look at humans as a “raw material,” but it helps make a point. Human efforts go into a product or service kind of like wood goes into paper. Well, sort of.
Since wages are such a large part of business costs, businesses are happier when they see a future with wages staying fairly constant and workers readily available. Both happen when unemployment is high.
An independent artist hasn’t held the #1 Billboard slot since Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller promoted Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You)” 20 years ago. She, by the way, moved immediately to a mainstream label after that first hit.
But chances are it will happen a lot more in the future.
So much for the rule that technology will double its speed and decrease in price by half every 18 months. A discovery made for storage devices by IBM only two years ago is about to have its debut that will blow away the competition.
Here’s a post that shows the bizarre state of blogging – a terrorist hacking organization keeps people up to date on their latest attacks: “During previous week of operation the following list of 26 U.S.
First the obvious: eBooks are cheap and easily published, leading to a massive searchable inventory. Printed books are expensive and complicated to publish, leading to fewer options. Printed books also include editorial filtering by publishers and agents that will not always reflect readers’ preferences.
I talked to Phil Gaven, owner (along with his wife Meghan) of The Honey Exchange on 494 Stevens Avenue in Portland. Talk about passion. He loves everything about bees and honey. “Don’t worry, I could talk for hours,” he said after I apologized for asking so many questions.