Occupy Wall Street is working on convening a national General Assembly; Rick Santorum pledges to repeal federal funding for contraception; meanwhile, Amazon attempts to rid the world of publishers. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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Why big businesses are bad for business
Luke Johnson recently gave a talk at a big corporate conference to hundreds of delegates, without exception middle-managers from large companies and realised as he spoke to the audience that his words about entrepreneurship were irrelevant to them – even offensive.
Rick Santorum Pledges To Defund Contraception
Rick Santorum pledged to repeal all federal funding for contraception, during a recent interview with CaffeinatedThoughts.com editor Shane Vander Hart, arguing that birth control devalues the act of procreation.
Wi-Fi and the Mobile Meltdown
How many themes in our hopper will, on reconsideration, turn out to have a Steve Jobs connection? One more is Wi-Fi, which Cees Links, a former Lucent executive, reminds us was promoted by Steve Jobs, when he demanded cheap wireless networking for the 1999 Apple iBook laptop.