Perfect Pitch

Heard On The Streets

  • Screening job applicants is a chore best handled by . . . a computer? In this high-tech age, perhaps it's not so surprising to hear of companies relying on human-resources programs to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Claiming greater efficiency and objectivity, the computer-assisted interview is an ironic twist in a field known as human resources.
  • And then there were 10--digits, that is. Since telephone numbers appear to be the world's most rapidly diminishing resource, business owners and consumers alike are watching with interest to see if Arizona will solve its impending crunch for the 602 area code by using an overlay plan. This approach--pending final approval at press time--would require punching in 10 digits (area code plus number) for local calls. Is this a direct line into the future?
  • It may have toppled the now-defunct Beta videotape format, but VHS isn't without its detractors. One recent industry forecast, in fact, predicts the more sophisticated DVD will outsell VHS tapes in only a few years' time. Apparently, what goes around comes around.

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Burgess Sales and Supply Inc., (704) 333-8933

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This article was originally published in the June 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Perfect Pitch.

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