quinta-feira, junho 27, 2013

Curiosidade do dia

A propósito de rodadas.
A propósito dos que projectam um futuro com pés de barro.
É este tipo de discurso que será cada vez mais comum no futuro:
"“Here’s a current example of the challenge we face,” he writes in the book’s prelude: “At the height of its power, the photography company Kodak employed more than 140,000 people and was worth $28 billion. They even invented the first digital camera. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has become Instagram. When Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only 13 people. Where did all those jobs disappear? And what happened to the wealth that all those middle-class jobs created?”
So instead of somebody paying money to get their photo developed, and somebody getting a part of a job, a little fragment of a job, at least, and retirement and all the other things that we’re accustomed to, it works informally now, and intangibly."
Faz-me lembrar o que li ontem sobre o que os estivadores americanos queriam receber por cada contentor descarregado/carregado nos portos americanos, novidade que dizimou milhares de postos de trabalho.
"My favorite example is how the container ships managed to convince the NY longshoreman’s union to accept the new technology.
In 1960 the Union negotiated container royalties — year-end payments to longshoremen based on the weight of cargo moving through their ports.
In 1964, as containerization was really hitting the docks, New York’s longshoreman’s union managed to establish a now-defunct guaranteed annual income for their members, which allowed longshoremen to collect as much as $32,000 a year for doing no work at all after they lost their jobs."
Qualquer dia querem proibir a formação online porque corta postos de trabalho no ensino.

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