This article says that despite what you often hear – 21 days is how long it takes – the answer is significantly different, & in a very different way too.
I’ve frequently been asked, by parents whose kids are just about to finish their HSC, what stream has most employment opportunities. I have honestly no idea. I do think that we are fast approaching a robotic era – more & more work gets done by machines, & so would presume that knowing how to get those machines to do the work would be a more important skill than doing it. I just read this quote that summed it up really well “You either will be the person who tells the computer what to do or the person that the computer tells what to do.” Father Guido Sarducci shares his wisdom.
Enjoy this excellent rendition of Lay Down Sally by The Seldom Scene. I didn’t expect the topless dancers who took stage alongside the band either, but they made the whole show even more exciting 🙂
The father of the internet, Sir Tim-Berners Lee was in Australia & New Zealand & cautions that what our politicians have in the pipeline as data-retention law is so dangerous it is dynamite. This follows several leaders in the industry who have been voicing their opinion that governments around the world are disregarding the very principles of democracy that they want the rest of world to espouse.
I spend most of my work day – & quite a lot of leisure time – on Microsoft’s Excel, A product that has its origins in Lotus-1-2-3. Dan Bricklin, the creator of VisiCalc, which was then pushed out of its numero-uno spot by Mitch Kapor‘s Lotus-1-2-3 shares some very interesting thoughts on its 30th anniversary, on a product that holds most of the world together (Doubt that? find out what your company uses to do any analysis!) He shares some rare footage from the time too (no one does the dance moves any more though!!)