Friday, January 9, 2009

A random walk through the want ads

At a recent emerging technologies workshop at OIT, the very smart Fred Zinn showed this video, called A Vision of Students Today. Does any of this resonate with you?

One theme of the video is the degree of technological and other changes we're likely to see in the next 20 years. You've all experienced this techno-shift in your entertainment and social life, but it's also going to be huge in your worklife. Nearly every communication job you come across has an element of technology involved.

Check this one out.

Or this one.

And here's a site called The ODesk, which hires writers globally. Are you prepared to compete with writers from the Phillipines? What will you do to stand out? As the web expands, content is a global commodity, like lots of other things. I find this site to be a bit scary, but there it is.

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