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Reminds me of articles I read when the internet first came out. Only, they were of the type "if you're not on the internet by 1999 your company will die." 1994 was when I first heard of the word disintermediation. It was all going to change at 'internet speed.' Looking back, I believed all the hype, and indeed, some companies died and new ones came into being. It seemed that the whole corporate world was to be changed upside down. It hasn't. Things are much the same.
Reading this article, I thought, "this sounds right" but I know things won't change that much. Maybe if the time scales are more like 30-40 years rather than eleven. I'll probably be dead by then.
"Future state vision at the front lines of a typical corporation, and look over the shoulder of a typical knowledge worker in 2015."
Nevertheless, this excellent and stimulating article will be worth reading again. I'd better print it out >:->
The company this employee works for no longer has a knowledge centre, in-house researchers or a corporate library. In fact, it has outsourced and shrunk its IT and other infrastructure to zero. It has no in-house overhead, no 'back office'. Everyone on the payroll either sells product or delivers services to customers.
The Apollo 15 mission to Earth's Moon was dedicated to better understanding the surface of the moon by exploring mountains, valleys, maria, and highlands. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin spent nearly three days on the Moon while Alfred Worden orbited above in the Command Module. The mission, which blasted off from Earth on 1971 July 26, was the first to deploy a Lunar Roving Vehicle. Pictured above in this digitally stitched mosaic panorama, David Scott examines a boulder in front of the summit of Mt. Hadley Delta. The shadow of James Irwin is visible to the right, while scrolling to the right will reveal a well-lit and diverse lunar terrain. The Apollo 15 mission returned about 76 kilograms of moon rocks for detailed study. Want to pan across the surface of Mars, too? Check out the color panoramic view from the Spirit landing site.
APOD: 2004 January 13: Another wonder! What could it be like to walk on another world?
I wonder if he'd be interested in my Government Office whistle blowing?
Uh-oh! Better get all I can now!