The future of work, part II

Years ago I wrote about the Future of Work here….

Rather than expound on that, let me add a quote from the futurist – Bucky Fuller.

Think carefully about this when you go to get that job you don’t like…..

““We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because…he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.” -Buckminster Fuller”

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New ebook on Quadcopters and Drones for hobbyists – published!

My new ebook has been published at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Quadcopters-Drones-ebook/dp/B00DBJQKD8/

This is some of what I have learned starting out in the hobby and writing the new blog at http://www.droneflyers.com

Please spread the word. Thanks!

The new ebook has been published on Amazon!

The new ebook has been published on Amazon!

How I become familiar with computers and then a Webmaster!

How I become a Webmaster and started Hearth.com

For those who are unfamiliar, I am the founder and publisher of Hearth.com, a popular web site about wood stoves and related appliances which has been active since 1995.

When I first decided to start this informational hearth site, it was my goal to have 10,000 readers per month…now we have more than that number in ONE DAY. Stats for Fall, 2011, show 460,000 visitors in November alone, reading over 3 MILLION pages!

In fact, Hearth.com is the most read stove and fireplace publication in the world and perhaps the only independent source of hearth information on the internet or in print!

Let’s turn on the wayback machine and discover how Hearth.com came to be.
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Steve Jobs, Apple and the Singularity

I’m sorry to hear of Steve Jobs leaving Apple, although very few human beings have had as good a run as he.

His illness and eventual passing brings to mind the question of the Singularity, that being the idea that computing power is now close to being able to contain consciousness offloaded from the human brain. Those not familiar with the topic should check out these links –
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singularitarianism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Singularity_Is_Near
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DB – 2/8/2012 The Future of Work….

Well, if it isn’t clear, DB will….in this case…refer to Daily Bread posts!
In tech speak, of course, it means database, those ubiquitous yet invisible banks of information which drive our modern world.

Which brings me to the thought of the day……that being one of the big questions of all time…..How hard does each of us, or humanity as a whole, have to work in order to survive, thrive and prosper? Certainly the answer could be the subject of many books, yet I’ll attempt to present the issues in one daily post! Continue reading