“You can’t judge a book by its cover“ is a popular saying, usually meaning that you cannot judge a person’s character by their outward appearance. However when it comes to the world of books, it has a huge bearing on the success of the publication.
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Monday, 27 April 2015 | By Gerry Mulvaney
The giant US IT Group Cisco has just published a report about the Internet of Everything (IoE) highlighting a number of trends that will have an impact on all of us. Like other reports, they also predict that the IoE will be big business and impact all walks of life.
I was sitting in a room in Kyoto when I first realised that you could not believe everything you saw in pictures. It was about 1987 and I was a guest of Dainippon Screen at their Japanese R&D facility, seeing their new and very expensive digital imaging system for the first time.
I have got a glass jar in my shed which is full of those essential nuts, bolts, screws and nails that men accumulate and never throw away, because they need them at some point in the future. As my wife regularly points out, the contents seem to increase rather than decrease over time so the theory appears to be flawed. When I turn the subject to her wardrobe and suggest a similarity, the conversation is brought to an abrupt halt.
Monday, 30 March 2015 | By Gerry Mulvaney
My forty odd year selling career started because the Italian company Olivetti invested in training me in the early 1970s. I went from being a bank clerk to a computer equipment salesman via a month’s residential course at their UK training centre. Over the next couple of years, I spent several more months at the training centre at Olivetti’s expense, before moving into the graphic arts industry.
We have got the Scots and the French to thank for our comprehensive UK mapping system produced by Ordnance Survey (OS), a government body charged with mapping the United Kingdom and producing printed and digital maps for business and leisure use.
Interesting figures have been released recently by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the UK, showing a change in the demographics last year which could have an effect on retailers and those in the packaging industry.