Change. Rapid, Very Rapid, Change.

If you are a xenophobe or an ostrich with your head in the sand I encourage you not to watch this video.

3 Responses to “Change. Rapid, Very Rapid, Change.”

  1. 1 John June 21, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    The part about this that doesn’t excite me is that the population of China has been approximately 4x that of the USA in the same time period for at least the last 60 years. It is harder to tell how long some of the other trends like the rate of information generation have been going on, but I bet that it is a lot longer than one might think. And in-demand job _titles_ may change, but I suspect that the same (meta) skill set would provide for success in both 1950 and 2007. And 1950 or now, it still remains that a law degree can’t hurt!

  2. 2 kevinclosson June 22, 2007 at 2:01 am


    Thanks for comment. I too think the numbers are questionable, but the topic is interesting…

  3. 3 John June 22, 2007 at 3:29 am


    It certainly got me thinking! I always feel that things stay the same more than they change–and I have enjoyed your recent posts on topics like shell script portability or the importance of having more spindles, which suggest that this is usually true. But at the same time, when real change happens (I bet that a lot of people reading this blog remember staring at NCSA Mosaic and thinking, hey, this www thing could really work), you had better be ready!

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