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The information explosion.

"Technology is rapidly changing the way we do our work. "

He saw it coming. He predicted it would happen-it was just a matter of time. And the time is now-it's happening all around us. All you need to do is look and listen.

Years ago, Marshall McLuhan, a popular communications "theorist" and writer (Understanding Media. 1964) foresaw that people and events all over the world would become globalized by the need for information. He believed that people's informational needs would bring them closer together and more dependent on each other. The world would become one large global village" tied together by a variety of communications media including radio, tv, print, phones, and FAX machines.

Just look at the Persian Gulf War, racial tension in South Africa, and the opening of the Eastern Bloc nations. Today's telecommunications technology-satellite transmissions of TV, radio, and wire services-link us with events happening half a world away.

The same information explosion" is happening on the job. Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace, it's hard to keep up. That's why we put together this special section-the Manufacturing Literature Digest-to help you keep up. It'll give you ideas on how to survive the flood of change. In it you will find literature, brochures, and catalogs covering a wide variety of products and services-many of which may provide the answers to problems you face. Some may spark ideas which will lead to new production opportunities.

For sure, you will find ideas that you might be able to use now, or sometime down the road.
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Title Annotation:Special Supplement
Author:Scheimann, Susan L.
Publication:Tooling & Production
Date:Sep 1, 1991
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