|By PR Newswire||
|August 13, 2014 12:01 AM EDT||
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Wednesday, August 13th. Even in this Internet world, many of us still receive printed catalogs through the mail, especially near the holiday season. The first such catalog — more of a flyer — was sent out by Montgomery Ward late this month in 1872. That first catalog consisted of only one page, featuring 163 items for mail order purchase. The idea was so successful that by 1904, the Ward's catalog weighed in at four pounds. Montgomery Ward ceased producing its catalog in 1985, and the company itself eventually failed in the largest retail bankruptcy liquidation in American history. But the home shopping business is still thriving. There are about 24,000 electronic shopping and mail order houses, and each year they sell over $220 billion worth of goods. Profile America is in its 17th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2895.html http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/390955/Montgomery-Ward-Co http://seducedbyhistory.blogspot.com/2011/08/montgomery-ward-catalog.html
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table NAICS 45411 http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/TheDataWeb_HotReport2/econsnapshot/2012/snapshot.hrml?NAICS=45411
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
Oct. 26, 2016 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,900
Oct. 26, 2016 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,914
Oct. 26, 2016 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 612
Oct. 26, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,129
Oct. 26, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,660
Oct. 26, 2016 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 657
Oct. 26, 2016 08:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,474
Oct. 26, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,428
Oct. 26, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,573
Oct. 26, 2016 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 397
Oct. 26, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,353
Oct. 26, 2016 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,669
Oct. 26, 2016 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,096
Oct. 26, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,153
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, will contrast how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He will show the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He will also have live demos of building immutable pipe...
Oct. 26, 2016 05:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,661