What did I learn today?

A quick, silly post today….

We’ve all asked ourselves that question but maybe we should be asking it of ourselves each and every day. By making it a conscious effort to assess on a daily basis how we were able to advance our knowledge in even the smallest of ways, there is the potential to affect our outlook without much effort at all.  I’ll start.

I learned these things today (or yesterday in the case of the first item, but I wasn’t chatting with you about this yesterday). They aren’t life-altering but I think they are interesting:

  • Detroit’s population dropped 237,500 (25%) over the last decade.  Startling for me to observe, especially since I grew up across the river in Windsor and remember Detroit when it ranked #5 in America, in terms of size.  It’s now #18.  The reasons for this shrinkage are well-known (vanishing manufacturing, crime, poor schools, etc).  It’s the number that’s the new information. 
  • A significant amount of rock and pop music of the ’60s and ’70s was recorded NOT by the artists on the album covers but rather by guys in a band called The Wrecking Crew.  I really don’t care though.  Afterall, music has always been a huge business and so it should not come as a surprise that folks who put their money on the line wanted to make sure the final product was polished. What were we thinking anyway to imagine those skinny kids could play instruments as well as they sounded on albums? 

About Peter Armaly
I get jazzed by automation, big data, and blockchain tech. Business, technology, and fitness are things I understand. Scotch, wine, food, and fiction are things I appreciate.

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