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."
Take a picture of the hot/cold lever in the shower so you remember how it's swiveled for just the perfect temperature. Do the same thing with the little dial on your toaster after you've crisped the perfect bagel.
One no longer has to be an expert in a field to voice one's opinion. The result is a surplus of articles and blog posts filled with opinions, ideas, and ruminations that range from pointless to profound.
Enabling consumers to access virtual visits, some pioneering employers who cover health insurance on the job are now looking to telehealth to provide more convenient care at a lower cost -- for both company and consumer.
The Internet was founded on the principle of net neutrality - that all content is accessible at the same rate, despite the source or ownership, and that every Internet service should do its best to satisfy its customers.
The big news were, of course, LinkedIn Pulse going public, allowing the millions of networks users to express their voices freely, connect with each other, and learn from each other.
"It is common sense," one may exclaim in exasperation, "that reading and texting while driving is dangerous. Isn't the warning superfluous?"