Invasion of the Retail Robots
Leonard Fish is working on his latest invention, a robot which he thinks will replace cashiers in all types of retail operations - from gas stations to department stores to grocery stores. Fish, an inventor of an early automated teller machine, has built into his robot the ability to check currency at six thousand verification points, which will not only determine the amount of the bill, but will also verify its authenticity. Fish now has working models out which are selling to casinos and video arcades which make change, but he is after a much larger future market.
Publication Name: Inc.
Subject: Business, general
Directors of UK companies are more prepared for their role than in the past, according to research from the Institute of Directors. It is now becoming increasingly recognized that business performance is closely connected with high levels of professionalism and excellence among directors. It is clear that assessing and developing individual directors is a vital element of the effectiveness of boards. It is also essential that boards take time to establish ways of reviewing and maximizing their effectiveness.
Publication Name: Building
Subject: Construction and materials industries
A death in the family
The Southwest Conference and its Cotton Bowl will soon cease to exist. Plans call for some of the teams to join the Big 12 Conference's Southern Division in 1996 and others to join the Western Athletic Conference. Highlights of conference history and the planned changes are discussed.
Publication Name: Sport
Subject: Sports and fitness