Since recording his eponymous first album in 1982, “Weird Al” has remained among the most consistently relevant forces in music, getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (finally!) in 2018, just as he was coming off his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, and winning the latest of his five Grammy awards in 2019. While Yankovic’s popularity level has seldom shifted over the years, though, the winds of change have been blowing through the music industry nonstop at hurricane speeds the entire time. Amazingly, the world’s premier parody and pastiche artist has managed to always keep up no matter what comes his way, making his back catalog double as a concise chronology of the past 40 years in music. … [Read more...] about What combing through ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s catalog reveals about 40 years of pop music
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In some cases, digital workers are even introduced as part of a broader effort to improve employee happiness and engagement. According to our research , 87% of knowledge workers are comfortable with re-skilling in order to work alongside a digital workforce. This was the case with New York Life Insurance, which turned to RPA to automate manual tasks and free up workers’ time to focus on relationship building. The company reengineered and automated several processes driven by the finance and accounting teams, and employees fully embraced their new digital colleagues as part of their teams. Each digital worker was even given a name—Jasmine, Clark, and Valerie, to name a few—and a manager to ensure a smooth integration into the company structure. That small step has helped employees think of them as members of their team, and the productivity increase and ability to build stronger customer relationships has made work more rewarding. … [Read more...] about Robots are not the job killers we all feared
Because aesthetics and symbolism are so central to classical architecture, the buildings – almost by definition – are more costly and less energy efficient than so-called “high-performance buildings,” which focus on cost-effectiveness, safety, sustainability and accessibility, in addition to aesthetics. Through organizations such as the National Institute of Building Sciences and their Whole Building Design Guide, the federal government has, in recent years, been working to produce advanced buildings that set standards for the industry and the world. … [Read more...] about Was Trump’s draft order on classical buildings really about Obama?