Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Internet is Killing Stuff

Glance over 50 things that are being killed by the internet from the Telegraph's site and notice number 28 particularly. Now if people think they can second guess physicians based on what they read on the ‘net what does this tell you about how life must change for career developers?

If, like me, you found the other 49 items interesting too, what can trends can we predict on behalf of our clients? Obviously:
  • Businesses that dispense information in any of its forms—sound, video, money, insurance, books, betting slips, news, and so on—must adapt.
  • The kinds of information gathering, storing and processing abilities and skills that a person or organisation is valued for are changing.
  • We will expect to store information differently.
  • We will expect games and amusements to be much more complicated.
  • The boundary between work time and personal time might become less distinct.
What else?