0 Post a comment Thursday, 13 December 2018 - Business Since Kaitlin Slack was born at the Jane Crookall Maternity unit at 10.18pm on December 31, 1999, a series of world-changing events have taken place. Twin Towers, the War on Terror, the election of the first black president of the United States and the emergence of social media, to name but a few.The people who have grown up alongside these changes are now starting to enter the workforce. Kaitlin is one of them. So, what can we expect to see? Well, according to industry research [and without wanting to generalise], the Gen Zers are thought to be more resilient than their Millennial predecessors.They are also said to be less brand-conscious and more prudent with their money.A force to be reckoned with? Very much so, if Kaitlin Slack is anything to go on.She went to Scoill Vallajeelt and Ballakermeen High School. After finishing her A Levels last May, the 18-year-old from Douglas hit a fork in the road - should she go to … [Read more...] about Born under a lucky star?
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Three decades after the demise of telegrams, voiceless communication is on the rise again. Bruce Munro talks to telegraph workers about communications before telephones triumphed, chats to Snapchatters who constantly communicate but rarely call, and asks, is it OK that we are going back to a future of less talking? TWO men sit, framed by the large lounge window of a pristine, mid-century, brick and tile, Dunedin beach suburb home. The older of the pair, Iain Graham, the host, is a sprightly nonagenarian. Graham began his telegraph career in Dunedin the year after World War 2 began. "The changes since I started as a telegram delivery boy ... you just can't credit it,'' he says. Facing him, Graeme Reid, who at 69 is 25 years his junior, nods as he holds a smartphone in one hand. "There's more computing power in this than there was in the whole moon landing. And you carry it around in your pocket. It's just unbelievable,'' Reid, also a former telegraph worker, says. In 1969, when … [Read more...] about Making connections