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ON THE HORIZON The march of computer technology continues to change the nature of our jobs and workplaces. Considering the global economic and technology scene, some major changes in occupations involve changes in communications media, work locations, and communications tools. Communications Media One key to being successful in our modern, technological world is spotting a trend early and adjusting one’s career direction accordingly. For example, 80 percent of daily newspaper readers are over 50 years old. Young readers are not as interested in the printed word, and each year the industry suffers from a shrinking number of subscriptions. The young are still reading, but they are reading online media sites rather than the printed page. Web sites make excellent dynamic newspapers, as they can be changed at will, they require no printing or distribution costs, and they do not require the newspaper delivery person to go door-to-door asking for payment. This gradual switch to the new media is causing many jobs to
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