Thirty years after the Vietnam War, three soldiers collaborate with three short stories each to create Nine From The Ninth. They served with the Ninth Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta. Rangers Bob Wallace and Paul A. Newman depict moments of joy, friendship, and surprise mixed with terror, anger and hate while serving with Co. E, 75th Inf. (Rangers). Jack Bick photographed and wrote stories about the Rangers and Infantrymen while serving as a Public Information Officer. His stories were published in the Stars and Stripes and The Octofoil, a monthly publication on the Ninth Infantry Division.
This book will make you reevaluate Vietnam and the boys who served there. It will make you appreciate the conflict of cultures, rank, and war. A book to reread, ponder and keep.
In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives.
Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar.
Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape.
A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age alters how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.