Episode 123 – Alternative solution stacks, Work-life balance, and QR code privacy

Topic 1: Why is there derision for “alternative” solution stacks?

Dave asks . . . why do people like to put down Chromebooks and Macs? Do they actually love their Windows-centric world?

We have fun, and we hope we make some points worth considering in a modern world.

Link:

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/chrome-os/chromebook/253503/a-tale-of-two-chromebooks 

Topic 2: Forget work/life balance: Now get back to work.

Last week, Mary Erdoes (chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase asset and wealth management business) laid it on the line: If you want to be successful in the world of banking, you should expect to work 12-hour days, six days a week. Period. Her argument is that you can get your desired ten thousand hours of training in a few years.

She doesn’t mention that you’ll probably destroy your family and develop life-long habits that will literally kill you much younger than people who have more balance in their lives.

Link:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-20/wall-street-jpmorgan-exec-says-why-bankers-need-to-work-72-hours-a-week 

Related article: The boss wants you back in the office. Now.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/return-to-work-the-boss-wants-you-back-in-the-office-11627079616 

Related web site:

https://www.relaxfocussucceed.com 

Topic 3: QR Codes Finally Found a Foothold in the Pandemic. Now let’s talk privacy.

Restaurants adopted e-menu technology en masse during the pandemic. Scan the QR code, and browse the menu. And pay. All good. But you have just placed a data-gathering and marketing system between you and your food.

Yes, we have opinions.

Link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/26/technology/qr-codes-tracking.html 

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