I realize we love glowing gadgets, but just because it’s old doesn’t make it obsolete. And just because it’s new doesn’t make it better.
I don’t need to gauge the desperation in today’s economy or question the moral relativism that presupposes the concept of theft. My concern lies in the trickle-down effect of theft for manufacturers.
Positive thinking — reinforced by our Oprah-like “me power” culture, not to mention novels that suggest you can have everything if you optimize your mental powers to attract it — is delusional.
The Smart Choices program was a great idea. It was intended to create a single and uniform labeling system that would help consumers identify smarter food choices. So why did it blow up in the faces of its creators?
A compelling argument for solar thermal collectors over solar cells is based on the need to go low-tech.
Having a pharmacopeia of drugs in your purse is now perceived as normal, with advertising bombarding us via the radio, TV and more recently, the Net.
Among the things I learnt in 2009: E-mail is slowly suffocating me, I cannot hit a fast-pitch baseball or eat a 5-lb bag of oranges before they turn, and manufacturing’s place in America is not a given.
A colleague of mine wrote a column a while ago titled, “We Landed On The Moon, Big Deal.” There’s no mincing words here; it’s easy enough to tell what his stance on NASA is.
ZZVXW4HSZJ47 I’m not one for wish lists. I prefer to treat the requests like odd ransom demands or Sunday shopping lists. What do I really want for Christmas? Tide, maybe some dish soap or a towel.
Beijing Autos says it doesn’t know anything about the ex-engineer who photocopied thousands of documents and coincidentally took an overseas vacation to shop his merchandise to the highest bidder.
We cannot transition into a manufacturing-free, post-industrial service economy without enormous problems.
The reccurring challenge for us right now is the same that many of you might be encountering - how to fully embrace the need to continuously improve and, excuse the cliché, take that next step.
I like to consider myself a true connoisseur of irony. So the circumstances regarding a recent article that our esteemed colleague Meaghan Ziemba forwarded on was not lost on me.
By Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks To offer an alternative to my usual rant, this month I thought I'd share some hard-earned insights with those of you who have an insane itch to develop, manufacture, and sell your own products.