viernes, 17 de febrero de 2012
Elonex is importing manufacturing equipment from China to a Coventry-based facility in order to assemble tech products locally.
The move has been subsidised by a £2m government grant, a £6m government-guaranteed banking facility and £2m from Elonex shareholders.
The 140,000 ft2 production and R&D site on the outskirts of the city is expected to be completed by the end of August, creating some 400 jobs.
It will produce Elonex fondleslabs, commercial LED electronics including lightbulbs, display units and outdoor signage and a range of as-yet-unconfirmed consumer electronics.
Los pequeños comercios podrán abrir sin licencia municipal a partir de junio"Se sustituye un sistema de licencias a priori por otro de control a posteriori", resumió García-Legaz, que destacó que este cambio puede hacer del pequeño comercio un "nicho de empleo" y un sector refugio para los desempleados así como para la gente con menos formación.
Nadie tiene imaginacion?
viernes, 3 de febrero de 2012
Feb. 3, 1468: Closing the Book on Gutenberg
1468: Johannes Gutenberg dies in Mainz, Germany. His name lives on.
Gutenberg made one contribution to technology in particular and to civilization in general, but it was a doozy. The printing press made the mass production of printed material possible and revolutionized human communication.
Gutenberg was born in Mainz sometime between 1394 and 1400 — his actual birth date is uncertain. A goldsmith by trade, he borrowed money from local businessmen to develop a printing press that used movable, replaceable letters made from cast metal.
Although movable type existed in China as early as the 11th century, Gutenberg’s printing press began a chain of events that altered the social and scientific history of Europe.
His press was inspired by the screw-type wine presses then common in the fertile Rhine Valley. He essentially mechanized the craft of woodblock printing, a painstaking, time-consuming process. His technology continued evolving over the centuries, and with these refinements Gutenberg’s invention has remained the cornerstone of printing to this day.
Gutenberg began using his printing press in the 1450s to produce what has come down to us as the Gutenberg Bible, a beautifully executed, two-volume folio that would have taken a talented monk months, if not years, to complete by hand. Copies of this bible sold for 30 florins, an enormous sum of money at the time.
Only 180 copies were printed, and 48 known copies still exist, in whole or part. The Library of Congress has one and the British Library two.
A 1987 auction of a Gutenberg Bible brought $4.9 million (more than $9 million in today’s green). And that was for a Volume 1 alone.