Written by Craig Lock

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"The "digital divide": Inrepparttar future there will be a widening gap between those withrepparttar 109032 skills inrepparttar 109033 new technological age andrepparttar 109034 "not so well off", those "poor souls", who have not put inrepparttar 109035 effort to update their computer and technological skills. It is a matter of using our resources wisely in this "digital age."

Here in NZ I believe, we need to be driven far more by knowledge, technology, innovation and renovation. The first step is transformingrepparttar 109036 innovative spirit that allows we "Kiwis" (New Zealanders) to turn no.8 wire into innumerable useful tools aroundrepparttar 109037 farm, into a commercial operation. It's simply a matter of "sharpeningrepparttar 109038 pencil" of New Zealand's focus on e-commerce. Refocussing existing economies and enhancing existing products (traditional, such as agriculture and horticulture) through adding value via repparttar 109039 world wide web.

USE Information Technology with allrepparttar 109040 amazing powers ofrepparttar 109041 world wide web . Withrepparttar 109042 web and e-mail, we must always keep technology in perspective - by using it for 'ease of communication at repparttar 109043 click of a mouse', to make our lives easier and market products and services aroundrepparttar 109044 globe efficiently and cheaply inrepparttar 109045 early days of this "New Age of Wisdom"!

Businesses MUST "get withrepparttar 109046 times" and respond by embracingrepparttar 109047 enormous international opportunities offered byrepparttar 109048 Internet. It's either ADAPT or DIE ("a slow lingering death"). Make technology WORK FOR YOU -: for your (and your family's good, your business and especially your country.

Craig Lock

"The spiritual is stronger than any material force, thoughts rulerepparttar 109049 world." -repparttar 109050 great and inspirational American philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson -

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Authors Note:

Craig Lock has been successfully marketing various products online for over four years.Craig is a writer, who believes in encouraging and helping others to find their talents and gifts, to strive for and accomplish their dreams in life, whatever they may be. He truly believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their "impossible" dream with enough faith and commitment.

"Are You Revolting To-Day...Or Are You Just Being Mugged?"

Written by Roger J. Burke

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Well...we ain't gonna be mugged anymore...we're revolting! And so should you!

Now, before anybody accuses us of being Luddites, be it known that we are amongrepparttar most vocal about using new technology and methods. The problem is, some - perhaps many - of those who are introducing and using all this new stuff suffer from a delusion: many of them think thatrepparttar 109031 rules of engagement have changed!

Pardon me...as Ripley said torepparttar 109032 bored board inrepparttar 109033 boardroom...but hasrepparttar 109034 IQ suddenly dropped around here?

Yes,repparttar 109035 technology of communication and business is changing rapidly, butrepparttar 109036 reasons people buy products are not changing...period. With all major technology changes throughout history - writing, printing, telephone, radio, TV etc - it gets progressively easier to be separated from your money, that's all. Butrepparttar 109037 reasons you buy stayrepparttar 109038 same; giving up a lot of personal information is not one of those reasons!

E-Commerce and e-tailing suggestrepparttar 109039 possibility of still easier buying (and, just quietly, still easier separation from your money, as you know)...but, why should we be mugged first, if at all? When wasrepparttar 109040 last time you were personal-data-mugged at your bricks-and-mortar shopping mall or wherever?

Of course, you can choose to be mugged...but, maybe you live in LA or New York City? Jaaarst kiddin', OK! ;-)

Onrepparttar 109041 web, there is absolutely no need for web-muggers to gobsmack you with demands for personal information before you buy their product or get information aboutrepparttar 109042 affiliate program or MLM program (the worst offenders, in our opinion) or whatever! Sheesh!

Don't be mugged (and don't be a mug!). Make a difference...tell 'em you're revolting!

Better yet...tell 'em they're revolting! And then go torepparttar 109043 competition. :-))

Roger Burke has been involved with computers since 1967, and has managed to break quite a few, over the years. He, and his wife Sherry, are now actively engaged in online self-publishing and promoting specific affiliate programs at http://online-wealth.com . If you have any comments or questions about this article, please send emails to mailto:webmaster@online-wealth.com . Copyright 2001, Online-Wealth. All rights reserved.

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