By John C Abell – Senior Editor, LinkedIn ● Ex Wired ● Recovering Reuters Columnist ● Founding editor, reuters.com
Apple taketh, and Apple giveth back.
One of the great ironies of technology is that an advancement can exacerbate a problem and still be a Great Leap Forward. Computers were supposed to usher in the paperless office. That didn’t work out. Technology itself was meant to create a worker’s paradise. George Jetson worked fewer hours in a full-time job than would qualify him for employer-mandated Obamacare. He had a robot servant. He never seemed to take a single step, from hyper loops to his personal rocket car to a moving walkway that took him straight to office where his job seemed to comprised entirely of putting his feet up on the desk.
That doesn’t sound the least bit familiar to me …