A growing list of companies are making “interests” the focus of their value proposition: Twitter allows you to “follow your interests”; Gravity (AOL) “unlocks the interest graph”; Pinterest “organize(s) and share(s) the things you love”; Quora “connects you to everything you want to know about” — just to name a few.
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Excerpt from The Waterloo Region Record, Technology Spotlight 2011
By Chuck Howitt, The Record
Two years ago Tony Sarris was living the American dream. He was an engineering director for Unisys, a large U.S. information technology company with 37,000 employees worldwide.
In the early days of the Web, librarians would often compile directories of “trusted sites” on a range of important topics. In fact, Yahoo! has its roots in what was essentially a human-edited directory of online content — then called David and Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web.
Technology was supposed to revolutionize our lives. There were promises of 20-hour work weeks, robotic servants to do our bidding, and leisurely weekday afternoons in the sun. That was a fantastic dream. So what happened along the way?
Today, we face the grim reality that most of the technology we build simply enables people to do more work.