As a society we talk about outsourcing, downsizing, and retraining but not specifically how important is for everyone everywhere to learn some coding skills. The world as a whole is barreling down a path where those who know how to code will own those who don't.
I ran around the house this morning making sure the Java plugin was turned off in all our web browsers on all our computers. Why was I so panicked? Because the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning late this week about Java.
We as consumers are too used to being treated like we are an inconvenience. In this economy, there are small businesses starving for work. There are people who take pride in what they do and there is a change happening.
I don't have a fear of public speaking, but I am terrified of publishing; as a version of the cliché goes, I'd rather be the subject of an obituary than its author. And yet every morning I wake up, check my email, and search for the subject line: "You won the Listserve Lottery."
The Internet has facilitated immeasurable connectivity between people in any country around the world, and furthered just about everything that I can think of. It has spawned a barrier-free world of information for people to connect and collaborate at will, propelled largely by a desire among humans to share ideas, passions, goals and experience.
Boyfriends (and other friends) trying to call you got repeated busy signals on their end of the line if your siblings were tying up the house phone. The more siblings, the less chance you had to get any real phone time in. Smoke signals would have been easier.
There are actually a number of companies that offer low-cost or free home Internet services, but what's available to you will depend on where you live and your financial situation. Here are some options to check into.
In most cases, finding an entrepreneurial mentor boils down to understanding the motivations of those individuals who are looking to "help."
These days, when you look at kids sitting on the subway or cross town bus, they're not hooked on crossword puzzles and word searches. They're heads down in their tablets, sometimes sharing with a sibling, other times playfully fighting over one.
"The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised." -Gil-Scott Heron I'm a middle age man with a love/hate affa...