Newspaper Boys Always Deliver

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Joseph Gulesserian came of age during the seventies, and was exposed to many changing technologies with a career that has ranged from metallurgic to manufacturing, from business equipment to information technology, and brand creation. After earning his MBA, he taught Corporate Finance, Marketing and Statistics as an adjunct professor at Toronto colleges, and in 2000 established a Toronto-based company that designs and produces health and beauty brands for both domestic and international markets. Currently, Gulesserian lives in Toronto with his wife.


Newspaper Boys Always Deliver
 

Authored by Joseph Gulesserian

The days of our lives are like pages out of a newspaper, sprinkled with glory, tragedy and enigma, but when these pages are assembled together, they become the journal of our times and existence. It is this story that is told in how in just fifty years, Western culture has gone from culture to techno-culture—from the swinging sixties to rap, encyclopedia to Wikipedia, slide rule to supercomputer. We're too busy scrolling through social media to flip through the newspaper, and too invested in hashtags to ponder how people even spent their time before Twitter. As our attention spans are dwindling, we seem to know a little about a lot of subjects, but with no deep knowledge of any, perhaps due to the modern phenomena of “time poverty.”

Like other members of the baby boomer generation, Joseph Gulesserian has seen these changes appear like magic before his eyes. Since his days of delivering newspapers in the late sixties and early seventies, he hasn't just witnessed the slow demise of the print medium—but the plethora of amazing technological inventions that has turned us into a culture reminiscent of science fiction. In Newspaper Boys Always Deliver, Gulesserian combines personal essays and historical insights for an enlightening look at how we got here and the earlier inventions that paved the way for current cutting-edge technologies. While exploring pop culture trends, unexpected impacts, and memorable moments in time, this collection of thought-provoking and humorous reflections paints a fascinating picture of the changes half a century can bring—and its implications for what could be just around the corner.




Publication Date:
2016-01-05
ISBN/EAN13:
1507898622 / 9781507898628
LCCN:
2015902253
Page Count:
352
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Popular Culture / General




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