Conventional internal combustion engines are only able to harness around 30% of fuels potential energy. And that is turning into a growing problem for everyone from gaming-site operators to the news media. Even in the technology world, where a handful of garage tinkerers indeed became billionaires, some 80% to 90% of all start-ups fail. With so much news available for free on the web, paywalls are distinctly inhospitable – especially the young cosnsumers coveted by publishers and their advertisers.
Around 600 innovative companies from five continents have been selected as Technology Pioneers. For this reason, Jeff Zulusky, an intranet specialist, says ‘there is a renewed tendency among business executives to trust their accountants as technology advisors’ ( Accounting Today, 1997).
Clothing from the ’30s makes different shapes than clothing in the ‘60s, and different musical instruments and their silhouettes drive the direction of a picture in ways that aren’t all that flexible (if the banjo player is right handed, and we want to see his face, there’s only one direction the instrument neck can point in).
This adult gorilla uses a branch as a walking stick to gauge the water’s depth, an example of technology usage by non-human primates. Electronic commerce leads the way in providing the information for Internet transactions by linking multiple firms through both computers and communications technology ( Journal of Accountancy, 1996).
Expert systems and advanced accounting software that have recently been designed could be perhaps one of the greatest assets of technology to accountants. Image processing was voted by the Journal of Accountancy as the top technology affecting accountants in 1996 (1996).