By Tony Kirby, July 17, 2016
Tony Kirby is a retired business communications professional and a basic income advocate. He lives in Vancouver.
A popular myth is that things happen very quickly, that change is fast.
Well, it isn’t and I should know—I’ve been watching proposed initiatives and new products for six decades now—and I know that change is painfully slow.
The reasons are both emotional and financial.
As the first writer in North America to specialize in writing about automation I had an inside track on the impact of early computers. Although it didn’t take too many years before factories were fully automated, the introduction of computers to the office environment was slow.Read more