If we can expect anything, expect change

Many years ago, I started thinking about economic modeling.  It probably was for a class.  Anyway, when you model, you pick out the variables you think are important to help work with data.  The hope it to find something meaningful from the numbers.

Well, it dawned on me that everything is a variable.  There are no constants in the human experience.  Friends, if you ever need inspiration to change the world, suck on that piece of hard candy for a while.

So, you need some proof?

He said: “Until six months ago I was clinging to the idea that printed books would likely last forever. Since the arrival of the iPad I am now wholly convinced otherwise.

“The printed book is about to vanish at extraordinary speed. I have two complete OEDs, but never consult them – I use the online OED five or six times daily. The same with many of my reference books – and soon with most.

“Books are about to vanish; reading is about to expand as a pastime; these are inescapable realities.”  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7970391/Oxford-English-Dictionary-will-not-be-printed-again.html

So, books will vanish and reading will increase.  Yeah, that’s it.


About Christopher Hessenflow

Christopher Hessenflow is a financial planner in the Chicago area. He works with all sorts of people who are much more interesting than he is. He enjoys his career which lends him time to think and, sometimes, be creative. Chip was born bald.
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