Bruce Lee plays ping pong with nunchucks like a boss
Pew Research Center has studied seven types of technology device ownership over the years, because their use often affects how people connect with information, media and each other. Our latest report shows which of these devices are popular among Americans today and which are declining in certain segments of the population.
Washington Times reaches profitability after 33 years, $1 billion in losses
Some said it could never be done. Ever. But it’s done. The Washington Times announced Wednesday it achieved in September the first profitable month in its 33-year history, successfully transforming a traditional money-losing print publication into a leaner multimedia company with diverse revenue streams and a growing national audience.
Full story: Washington Times
3rd Person POV Wearable
This 3rd-person POV wearable mount appeared as a sponsored post in my twitter timeline. I have no idea who these youtube kids are, but a selfie of a shoulder mount for smartphones is definitely a weird sign of our times.
Can’t wait for the first “mental breakedown as a result of a sudden loss of million livestream youtube viewers due to a connection failure or hardware problem”. Or how about the NYT headline from January 2017: “Periscoper Surrogate42 ate lethal fungus because 500k livestream viewers said it’s edible.”
Btw.: Is “Lifestreaming” already a common expression?
Ernst and Young drops degree classification threshold for graduate recruitment
‘No evidence’ that success at university is linked to achievement in professional assessments, accountancy firm says
Paul Higgins: I graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Vet Science and some employers actively discriminated against the top graduates, judging them as too academic
Full Story: Times Higher Ed
This is a reaction I have expected for some years. To me the academic perspective and the practitioner’s ways of thinking and acting is clearly moving away from each other and this has just been noted by a very small group within academia. Most of the people in the academic community still thinks that society in general is becoming more academic. Thinking and reasoning is due to an increasing social, emotional and pragmatic logic actually moving away from the academic rationality. E g truthiness have in many places replaced the search for what is true…
There are several reasons for this but one the important one is that most of traditional large academic disciplines have reached the top of the knowledge development s-curve which makes them turn inwards and move towards higher abstraction, finer nuances and academic infighting rather than creating value to the outside world which they did earlier phases.
And this is happening in a time when the general public as well as politicians and industry leaders see a world that have huge challenges and really want some clear answers. Answers to questions like
– what is really happening to the global economy?
– what is digitalization really doing to our society?
That employers move away from the academic credentials when it comes to hiring is just a natural consequence.