One less reason for me to turn on the TV

Google announced today that they now provide weather forecasts through Google Maps.  So now that we’ll be able to check comprehensive, combined weather and location information completely over our mobiles, we’re getting closer and closer to the day where I will have zero reason to turn on the television.  With the exception of a couple of on-demand shows, the televisions in our home remain quiet and dark for probably 99% of time in any given week and month.  We get most of our news information online or the radio, or even via the traditional newspaper.  Better yet, I wait for weekly and monthly periodicals to get more intelligent reporting and analysis of news events.  Getting weather information was always something for which we looked to the TV.  Maybe not so much anymore.

I bring this up to make a point about the importance of maintaining relevance.  I’m not just talking about the rapidly fading relevance of traditional television broadcasting (that business model had its heyday, made many people piles of cash, but it got lazy and slow. Its managers and owners didn’t think to look around and pay attention). Maintaining relevance is true for individuals, as well.  The world constantly changes in the 360 degrees that surround us.  It’s always been so; it just seems more rapid now that there are so many ways to hear about the changes.  The key is to pay attention, to initiate required personal improvements and not wait until someone tells you that your relevance has waned.

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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