August 23, 2004

News & Opinion: Technology Trends

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:51 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Also in Friday's WSJ was an extensive review of technology titles. In his review "Join the Revolution" [sub. needed], reviewer L. Gordon Crovitz says:
More than one author of late -- perhaps sensing a need -- has pondered how to tame technology, how to profit from it or, if coping becomes too much, how to escape it altogether.
These are not simple matters. We live in the early days of an Information Revolution that will change our lives just as the Industrial Revolution changed our forefathers'. The innovations of that earlier era -- clocks, contracts and capitalism -- have their modern equivalents in nonstop information feeds, networked communities and global markets. And yet it is all rather hard to gauge at this point. How, in the end, will modern technology change us? And how do we know that technological progress is human progress?

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About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.