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Making the Information Society: Experience, Consequences, and Possibilities by James W. Cortada

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Chapter 11. Leveraging Information for Fun and Profit

 

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.

 
 --ALVIN TOFFLER

Economic success is often a function of leveraging circumstances to one’s advantage. Happiness for individuals exists frequently when they are in harmony with their environment. Self-worth springs from achievements consistent with one’s values, aligned with the noble aspirations of an individual’s society. Americans have long desired economic prosperity, enjoyed success in work, created a unique lifestyle for themselves, and engaged in healthy spiritual events. Positive idealism is central to the American ethos. Growing out of English thinking of ...

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