Is 3D printing struggling to deliver its promise to transform manufacturing? In many ways the answer has to be yes. The main hurdles are the printing speeds which are still relatively slow. Parts which are mechanically weak. And the limited choice of materials. There’s also the fact that 3D printing in reality is just 2D printing, over and over again, making the end product less robust and brittle.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
It all started one evening over a glass of Greek Merlot. I was in an extremely thoughtful mood as to what my first blog article for 2015 should be about. Would I write about the many benefits of the new iPhone? Of Its wonderful larger than life retina screen? Or should I go out on a limb and write a few words about Microsoft’s latest Windows mutation? No! -Me thinks not.
Any science fiction fans reading this article might get the inkling that there is a slight resemblance in the title of my article to the title of an awesome 1951 science fiction classic, “The day the earth stood still.” If you guessed the film, give yourself a pat on the back and go get a cookie from the jar!
The is the first in a series of articles that I’m going to be writing that delves into things business owners should be doing to generate revenue and quite possible keep them from from going extinct.
If you’re an aspiring writer looking to get published, you might know that there are two basic ways to accomplish this. The first way is to start moving in the high circles of the publishing world. Inevitably getting invited to “that special party” where you will rub shoulders with the publishing elite, while unashamedly plugging your latest literary masterpiece. The second way is to send your manuscript to a publishing house where it will in all probability end up on the “slush pile”
“You speak an infinite deal of nothing” – Taken from Shakespeare’s, The Merchant of Venice.
I thought it appropriate to start this week’s literary musing with a Shakespearian quote, just to fortify a point. For most people content is a major minefield, it’s a place few want to tread. I have clients who start to violently shake and even convulse at the very thought of putting their thoughts to paper. If you belong to this category then fear no more because the purpose of this article is to help ease you into blogging and content management, while realising your new found talent for speaking “a great deal of something.”
Mid March and I find myself in the conference room of a beach front hotel, where I’d be following a one day seminar on rhetoric. I have to admit that I didn’t have any idea on what to expect and had even strategically placed myself in such a way as to make a quick escape. (Should the need arise.) I mean what does a technocrat like me know about rhetoric? (About as much as can be written on a beermat.)
I have been receiving heaps of email recently from small business owners with questions regarding website development. It seems that there is quite a bit of confusion as to what solution will best suit their needs. Indeed the task at hand can be made even more daunting when the available budget is small. So how do you go about choosing the right developer? What should you watch out for? what should you avoid?