Technology continues to lead the economy
Economists say the recession ended in June, 2009, but for many of us, it’s hard to tell the difference. Unemployment remains high and the economy is growing slowly.
Two years ago, Mark predicted the technology sector would recover from the recession much faster than the rest of the economy. That prediction rings true today. Microsoft, Apple, Intel and other technology giants are setting sales records and reporting big profits.
Mark sees a growing divide between technology and the rest of the economy:
"The companies and industries that are really tech driven are doing well on a global basis. And those which are not are really in the gutter, and that's a source of great concern."
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"The Digital Future" is a monthly interview with technology expert Mark Anderson covering the online world and all things digital. The feature is published here on the last Tuesday of every month and airs on KPLU 88.5 during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.