Bloomsburg University
Jim Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Organizational Communication


(from Time Magazine - April 13, 1999)

1900 -   Organizations were Product-centered           2000 - Organizations are Information-centered  

              
Life Expectancy                                  Median Age in U.S.
(in the U.S. today <2000> people over the age of 65 outnumber people who are teenagers - of all the humans who have ever lived and reached the age of 65, more than 1/2 of them are alive today - the fastest "growing" segment of the U.S. population, are people aged 85+)
Source:  Mayo Clinic Aging Well Project -http://www.mayohealth.org/mayo/9810/htm/aging.htm)

                    
World Population                                  US Population 

 

 
Infant Mortality Rates

 


Population of Major Cities

 

               
Irrigated Crop Land                          % of Workforce Who Farm

 


Cars Sold

 

 

               
Work Hours Per Week                     Average Weekly Income (U.S.)

 

U.S. EVERY DAY LIFE IN 1900     -        1998           
- 1 in 7 homes had a bathtub                            - 81% of the population has a VCR in the home
- 1 in 13 homes had a telephone                       - there are 2.3 TVs per household
- Brownie camera: $1                                       - 20% of the U.S. is connected to the Internet
- lb. of sugar:   $0.04                                        - lb. of sugar:  $0.43
- dozen eggs:  $0.14                                        - dozen eggs: $1.12
- lb. of butter:   $0.24                                        - lb. of butter  $2.35

 

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