Maybe robots should replace the workforce, after all (video)

Maybe robots should replace the workforce, after all (video)

Jimmy Kimmel, in his end-2018 Lie Witness News video, asks random people for their thoughts about the biggest fake-news stories of the year. These people admit they saw the news of the first woman astronaut to walk on the sun, Donald Trump wiping-out North Korea in a nuclear attack, and, well…watch the three-minute video. Is … Continue reading

The robots are winning

The robots are winning

AI disruption seems to have thinned the workforce for good. Now what?  Where would we be if wheels were still square? If the Luddites kept machines out of textile mills? If the cotton gin didn’t decimate the pre-war Confederate workforce? Today, one has to wonder how many truck drivers will be able to find new … Continue reading

Gibson bankruptcy: Can these guitars rock redemption?

Gibson bankruptcy: Can these guitars rock redemption?

How many brands do you know that you thought were “cool,” then fell victim to investors’ growth demands, and cheapened themselves by falling into the AFAB (anything for a buck) trap? As Gibson, like other leading guitar-makers watered down their brands, they’ve become a bit like Playboy. You know, Playboy, the erstwhile aspirational lifestyle brand … Continue reading

Toward a legal, national market for cannabis

Toward a legal, national market for cannabis

The story’s out in Pharmaceutical Commerce magazine: “Medical marijuana looks for a place in conventional drug distribution.” It’s based on all kinds of research and interviews with CEOs, legislators and prognosticators in this budding industry. Frustrations are great as the right hand of the U.S. federal government (DEA) either doesn’t know — or care, or approve … Continue reading