IF YOU are a manager worried by new technology, look at this for a job advert: "Televisual, `Martini' manager to control core team of global, outsourced worker network. Must have the `knowledge' (information superhighway code), be a confident strategy planner and an excellent communicator. Knowledge of hacking desirable. Ambitious, Sega-conversant teenager preferred."
Relax. The ad comes from a report, Communication Futures; Technology, by the consultancy Smythe Dorward Lambert on the future of the "virtual organisation".
GREAT THINGS, message pagers - when they work. In the US, the main reason for complaints when they do not is, according to one senior communications executive, that the batteries are low. In Britain the reason is that men accidentally drop them into the lavatory and then expect them to work after a quick dry-off.
THE HEAD of the Fed, Alan Greenspan, gave his annual report on the state of the US economy yesterday in the Humphrey Hawkins lecture. But who was Humphrey Hawkins? The lecture is named after two US politicians, Senator Hubert Humphrey and Representative Augustus Hawkins, who introduced the Full Employment and Growth Act in 1978, which stipulated that the Fed chief should give regular explanations of his actions.
THE PEOPLE of Kingston- upon-Hull are trying to attract more visitors and are working hard to revamp the city's image into "something like a thinking man's York". …