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Buy Local vs Fair Trade – An Ethical Shopper’s Dilemma

Another gift giving season is upon us and it is time to decide on a shopping strategy. In one ear you are encouraged to shop locally, in the other ear you hear about the benefits of choosing Fair Trade gifts. So which strategy is best, and is one better than the other? To answer a question with a question, who says you have to choose? The Buy Local and Fair Trade movements both have their benefits.

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Report onthe Growth & Economic Impact of the IT Industry 1940-2010

The U.S. Information Technology Industry 1940-2000 Summary
All segments that comprise the information technology industry (computers, telecommunications, and software and services) have played a major role in the transformation of the U.S. economy. The computer was commercially introduced in the late 1940s and has shown the fastest rate of advance of any technology in the twentieth century. Communication technologies made large strides in the last three decades improving telephone networks with better voice quality, higher data speeds, and faster call setup times. Software, computer programming, emerged from punched cards and tape to FORTRAN, COBOL, BASIC and fourth generation languages (4GL).

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