Looks (in this special issue), at technology strategies in manufacturing and how it may pan out in the next decade, covering logistical future; information challenge; 21st century manufacturing; and 21st century service industries. Posits feelings about product life and the “throw away lifestyle” of the modern era. Discusses core business of companies and a possible scenario for them. Itemizes differing industries from the automotive to information systems, computes, the Internet and airlines. Lambasts companies’ approaches to “pooh‐pooh” modern thinking and urges modern thinkers to eschew the “Luddite” reaction to change.
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