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A team of designers, software developers, researchers and writers at The New York Times interviewed consumers, business people and experts to find answers to how people are using technology in conjunction with getting the news. Here are the top 10 themes they discovered (and wrote about)—with some SIPAfication.
On Wednesday, the New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo released an article titled, “How to Make America’s Robots Great Again” which discusses how to revitalize America’s manufacturing sector through the increased use of robots. It is true that robots have replaced workers in many manufacturing jobs, but embracing automation has the potential to be beneficial to workers and the economy.
While automation has caused some displacement, many manufacturers are still hiring. However, these jobs require new and different skills, and many workers are not currently trained to interact with machines in the way that augments their skills and maximizes automation’s potential. According to a Deloitte study, roughly 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled because of this skills gap. One of the reasons for this, according to companies, is that education and training systems have not kept up with the evolving needs of indu ...
Over the past few years, The New York Times has put out memos and reports that gauge what they believe needs to be done to continue to excel in this digital era. Despite their enormity, I believe these have served as excellent guides for publishing entities of any size to follow. The latest one is titled Journalism That Stands Apart, The Report of the 2020 Group.
Sharing Knowledge for a Price (New York Times)
SIIA was featured in a spotlight of letters to the editor regarding free access to research journals papers. The letter was in response to an article that ran in the Times titled, “Should All Research Papers Be Free?”
Judge Delays Latest Apple v. Samsung Patent Trial (San Jose Mercury News)
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh decided to postpone a retrial on damages questions in the infamous 2012 Apple v. Samsung patent case.
New York Senator Proposes Tax Credit for Open-Source Developers (The Register)
A New York Senate Bill would allow open-source programmers to reclaim twenty percent of the out-of-pocket cost of building and sharing open-source code. However, the rebate only allows for a maximum annual benefit of $200 per person.
Reps. Renew Effort to Troll for ‘Patent Trolls’ (Broadcasting & Cable)
Reps. Tony Cardenas and Blake Farenthold introduced a bipartisan bill called the ...
On Monday, The New York Times published a letter to the editor from SIIA in a spotlight titled, “Sharing Knowledge for a Price.” This letter was in response to an article that ran in the times titled “Should All Research Be Free?”
Concerning research papers, many believe that the public has a right to access and pursue knowledge while at the same time giving little consideration to the copyrights involved. Copyright enforcement is critical in the protection of quality content. As SIIA's Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, writes in his letter to the editor,
“We must get better at demonstrating and communicating the unique value of reading—and especially paying for—The New York Times.”
—A memo from the executives of the Times issued earlier this month