Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

  • texting is 20 years old

    Happy Birthday Texting!

    Dec 14, 12 • 93 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Tech, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Sometimes, you never know… At first, it was just a “Merry Christmas” message sent from a computer terminal to a cell phone. The year was 1992, the firm was Vodafone, and the goal was just a better way for secretaries to page their managers....

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    Internet Distractions

    Apr 8, 11 • 93 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, LaborNo Comments

    At work, we “should not be watching that excellent new video of a schnoodle howling along to its own piano playing.” Yes? According to New Yorker journalist James Surowiecki, the answer actually is, “No.” Citing recent academic...