If you have followed the news lately, more likely than not you have entertained your fair share of negative thoughts in the past few weeks. How else, with violence erupting after the elections, the seemingly never-ending mineworkers’ strike, the Dewani trial, the Oscar trial, the abduction by Boko Haram of schoolgirls in Nigeria … the list goes on and on. Sometimes one could be forgiven for wondering what IS happening to the world around us.
So, in an effort to enrich your reading experience and lift your spirits a bit, we’ve included in this issue some items of “augmented reality” (an indirect view of a physical environment whose elements are augmented or supplemented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video or graphics).
You can use your smartphone or tablet to view videos of the cover interview and of Steven Cohen discussing accounting in the cloud.
Here is how it works:
Step 1: Download the free Layar app for your iPhone or Android device.
Step 2: Look for pages with the Layar logo.
Step 3: Open the Layar app, hold the phone above the page, and “Tap to view”.
Step 4: Hold your phone above the page to view the interactive content.
Author: Gerinda Jooste