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If like me you think today’s world is fascinating just think of tomorrow’s. What are some of the trends that are making waves or will shake up the way we look at things. Based on my recent reading, here are a few trends that made me sit up!

  • Beyond E-Books: If you thought that ebooks themselves are strange creatures which cannot match the comfort of the traditional book, stop for a moment and see what might be ahead. Ebooks are not only here to stay but are gaining market share rapidly though admittedly print books are still streets ahead , mainly because they have been around for decades, or should I say centuries? Read this article in Mashable which makes fascinating reading. According to figures from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the global share of ebooks in 2017 will be nearly 25 % of a global market of over $100,000 million.
  • Windows 8 and the Touchscreen: Again something new for me. Microsoft has this tour to show newbies like me what Windows 8.1 is all about. Again, it’s something that will take some getting used to but I think it is most exciting.
  • Flipboard: Imagine creating your own magazines or reading interesting ones which are visually so rich created by others. Flipboard is again new to me but I hope to learn more about this in the days to come.

As you can see there is so much going around us all the time. It is for us to be keen to learn and pick up what meets our needs. Once you have learnt the ropes, make sure you share what you have learnt because in today’s world the only mantra for learning is to be prepared to learn about anything from anyone in sight!