What provokes change? Back in the mid-1400s, Gutenberg
changed communication (as did his lesser known predecessor
). Communication was again changed with the Internet. And, of course, no one can deny that one invention substantially changed our lives and cliches
. Then, the music industry was changed by Apple
. I know you can think of more.
Every time change occurs, the world adapts and evolves. Eventually we stop noticing the difference and go on with our everyday. Even so, the idea of change is seen as a threat. A threat to the current way of life. A threat to what we know and are comfortable with.
Change is inevitable. Take mobile phones, wi-fi will change their industry
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Or Detroit's major industry, will gasoline prices force them to switch strategies
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In our industry of books and ideas, new technologies are unveiled
and the fine lines of copyrights threaten tradition
In the end, we can fight against the inevitable. Or embrace it as an opportunity to be better.