NicknamesAreStupid writes: The NYT reports on a book by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew P. McAfee (MIT director-level staffers), Race Against the Machine, stating that the true threat to jobs is not Indian or Chinese outsourcing — it's the machine! Imagine the Terminator flipping burgers, cleaning your house, approving your loan, handling your IT questions, and doing your job faster, better, longer, and cheaper. Now that is apocalypse with a twist — The Job Terminator.
The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be
in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
-- C.N. Parkinson