5 Reasons colleges and universities will be drastically different in 10 years

by Adam Cochran

The Hooding of the Doctorates
The Hooding of the Doctorates (Photo credit: Michael Buck)

I worked in radio during the transition from CDs, carts, and LPs to computer automated programming and music traffic. My job was to sleep on the floor of the studio and listen for the alarm to indicate dead air. At which point, I was to wake-up and type a couple of commands into the prompt to restart the software. – D.J.s protested but maintained that people wouldn’t listen to an automated radio station. Most radio stations are now completely automated. If they have live on-air people, it is generally only during drive times.

I worked for the Walmart empire as Amazon.com and eBay were just beginning to appear as viable retail options. Walmart was one of the few retailers that didn’t scoff at the concept of people buying the day-to-day necessities online.

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Radio Shack: How do they stay in business?

photo credit: Flyinace2000 I have written articles and talked about Radio Shack in a number of arenas. I have pointed out the slogan, “You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers” really means, “If you ask a question, we can come up with an answer that sounds pretty good.” Consumerist.com posted this interesting account about trying to … Read moreRadio Shack: How do they stay in business?

Hate is a strong word – I hate what eBay has become

I used to love eBay. Indeed, I was an eBay fanboy. I made thousands of dollars selling found items using eBay. eBay made a lot of money off of me and I was happy to give them a share of what I made. That is, until eBay decided they didn’t want to be eBay anymore.

Ebay Front
This photo was taken when eBay was awesome.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Ryan Fanshaw PhotographyAfter taking a year off from eBay after writing my rant piece Where is Pierre Omidyar’s eBay?, I decided to try it again. I have learned over the past nine years as a computer geek not to take anyone’s word for what’s good and what’s bad in the computer world. I have to try things out for myself.

I knew that eBay had made many changes over the past year or two, but I had no idea how much those changes would effect my experience as a seller and buyer on eBay.

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