But there is another form of ignorance which seems to be universal: the inability to understand the concept and role of innovation. The way this is exhibited is in the misuse of the term and the inability to discern the difference between novelty, creation, invention and innovation. The result is a failure to understand the causes of success and failure in business and hence the conditions that lead to economic growth.
Cursive script: I recently gave the daughter of a friend, 22, a bottle of wine in return for helping me on a small project. I hand-scripted a thank-you note along with it, but her face went blank when she opened it to read it. I asked what was wrong and she said, “I can’t read . . . squiggles.” Chalk up another win for digital technologies.
Enterprise users will also get a bunch of new features. Most importantly, a new compatibility mode that allows organizations to run web apps written for Internet Explorer 8. IT departments will be able to create an exception list. This, Microsoft argues, will allow enterprises to benefit from a modern browser, while still giving them the option to reduce their upgrade costs and extend the life of their older apps.