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John Evdemon

Monday, January 4, 2021

1 min read

If You Have To Stream It You Don't Own It

shutterstock_74634307.jpgIf you have to stream it you don't own it, regardless of how much you paid for it. The streaming content you purchased can be replaced or removed at anytime.  Physical media is still the way to go for content you care about. 

I purchased some training last year that I planned to review in the new year. When I tried to review the training on New Year's Day I found out my training had "expired" despite never having taken it.  I was then presented the option with purchasing the "new, updated" training (which was, of course, much more expensive).

Lesson learned the hard way - if your media isn't physical you don't own it. 

John Evdemon

@jpmorgenthal Paperwhite makes a huge difference. I ditched my Kindle Fire last year after realizing how much better the Paperwhite's reading experience was.

John Evdemon

Every product/service eventually becomes a commodity competing on price alone. Open up to enable innovation. https://joemorrison.substack.com/p/google-maps-moat-is-evaporating

John Evdemon

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

1 min read

The Google Maps moat is finally evaporating

French-Monty-Python-Holy-Grail-French-taunt.jpg Every product or service eventually becomes a commodity, competing on price alone. Competing on price becomes a race to the bottom. Google might be able to avoid this problem by opening up their platform, enabling innovation that is blocked by current licensing restrictions. https://joemorrison.substack.com/p/google-maps-moat-is-evaporating

John Evdemon

"the US’s prioritization of offense over defense makes us less safe" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/23/cyber-attack-us-security-protocols