Less than a year since Samsung’s Note 3 and Apple’s iPhone 5 were released, we now have the Note 4 and the iPhone 6. Technology is rapidly changing; so is almost everything around us. In this post, we share some readings about changes in the work environment, their impact, and what possibly lies ahead.
- New media ecology, global connectivity, and super structured organizations are some of the main drivers of change in the workplace. Our current skills may not be the ones we’ll need five years from now, so we might want to invest in these top 10 job skills by 2020.
- Seven major news organizations share “how they deal with the human-vs.-bot divide.”
- A collection of six articles discuss what could be the “revolutionary” changes in television, fashion, culture, and more.
- Typewriters, Dictaphones, pencils, the Moleskine journal — stories of some tools used by writers then and now. There’s also an on-the-go style guide app for writers.
- How workspaces affect interaction, performance, and innovation — lessons from Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and Silicon Valley.
- You might also want to check “the best cities to live and work remotely.”
Other posts of interest:
- Speaking up for independent writers whose works were used without permission by newspapers and databases that put them online is now paying off for the American Society of Journalists and Authors. The society first went to court over the issue in 2000. After 14 years, the independent writers affected are getting about $10 million total in damages.
- There are a couple things we could learn as presenters from Emma Watson’s speech at the UN.
- Who is Patrick Modiano, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in literature?
- The cost of editing in terms of quality control and what happens when editing is removed in news.
- Eighty-nine ways to sign off on an e-mail.