Archive: Nothing from Something – April 22, 2008
(This podcast is pulled “from the archives” and presented here as a service to more recent listeners — Douglas)
Even as the world has progressed from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge economy, many things have remained the same. Products, whether hard physical objects or great ideas, are the end goal. What we can mold with our hands or mold with our minds creates something new and valuable. In some ways though, the average technology job is different. Instead of focusing on making something tangible, we are engaged in making something disappear. We solve problems. We remove barriers to access. We make something obsolete that was previously unassailable. This can lead to some interesting workplace issues.
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