The following items have caught my eye today in the news and I felt the need to share and comment, so here goes…
From Australia – EMPLOYERS have expressed concern that a test case on equal pay in the community sector could spill over into other female-dominated industries, potentially leading to big increases in wages. Read the article
Well yes. And rightly so. If employers have been knowingly underpaying women all this time then they should be quaking in their boots. And the mere fact that they have expressed concern tells me load and clear that they are fully aware of the fact that they have been underpaying women. Why should a person be paid less simply because of her sex? This is what it’s all about.
From Japan – Spectacles that can provide subtitles have been created by NEC. Read the article
Awesome! Although it will be a shame if people decide to not bother to learn languages I can still see the benefits of a babel fish style gadget. The real test will be to see if they can translate some of the more colourful English accents.
From the UK – Scientists are using social networking to collaborate. Read the article
The line in the RSS feed really does paint a picture of complete no-hoper geeks fumbling about on facebook and discovering this “brand new” world of social networking. What the article is *actually* about is Google Wave, something that until it’s available to everyone will be very much hit and miss. I’m still to be convinced of what Google wave can give me that IM and other existing tools can’t.