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Parasite – 5 Lessons Learned about Technology from the Oscar Award Winning Movie


A couple of days ago, a friend of mine texted me and asked if I had seen the Academy Award Winning movie, Parasite.  He was looking for someone to have a conversation with about the movie.  Knowing this brother, he wasn’t interested in having a thumbs up / thumbs down, Siskel & Ebert type of conversation.  He wanted to get into the cultural, social, political and economic thematic aspects of...

6 Things That Will Emerge as New Normal Because of the Coronavirus Crisis


I think there will be a new normal that will emerge out of the coronavirus crisis.  Many of the changes that we will see are not drastic sea changes but instead just a more rapid path to what was becoming inevitable.  1) Office and Home will be One and the Same I have been self-employed and have worked from home since 2006, so the shelter in place aspect of the pandemic has not...

Project Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon and My Pursuit of the Perfect Phone Service Solution


In my piece, Apple vs. Google and My Pursuit of Technological Perfection, I chronicled my decision to purchase the new iPhone XS Max to replace my Google Pixel 2 XL even before the Pixel 3 launch on Monday, October 9th – with the caveat that I reserved the right to change my mind. Barring a truly blockbuster rollout by Google, I’m pretty sure that that I’m going to stick with the iPhone...

How the NBA and YouTube TV Swindled Me Out of $50


After obsessively checking the interwebs for weeks to see when NBA League Pass would be available on YouTube TV, I decided to take matters into my own hands yesterday. I contacted YouTube TV customer support to get an update. I started a chat session and the agent promptly told me that she had no information regarding League Pass being added to YouTube TV. I was disappointed but not dismayed...

Apple vs Google and My Pursuit of Technological Perfection


I am a self-professed techno junky. It is my vice of choice. I used to be a die hard Apple fanboy, but have grown tired of their antics over the years, especially since Steve Jobs, who I had the pleasure of working with on the launch of the video iPod in 2005, passed away. It seems as if they have stopped innovating and have decided to polish instead of chisel. Over the past 5 years or so I have...

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