Out with the Old, In with the New—Labor Force Dynamics1

I WRITE A LOT—BOOKS, reports, blog entries, tweets, articles, and emails. I like writing because when I feel inspired I can really rip and get my ideas into type form. On one particularly fine day I was one with the keyboard. My fingers were dancing and the ideas were flowing like snowmelt down a mountain stream. My keyboard and I had gotten into a perfect Zen-like rhythm.

Then it happened. Suddenly everything I had written morphed into hieroglyphic symbols—everything.

I stared at the screen, totally befuddled.

What was this?

I could feel the panic coming on, so I paused and breathed deeply.

Let’s take a look in the “Documents” folder, I thought. Maybe this is just a localized issue

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