Happy Halloween! We hope everyone has a safe and fun time trick-or-treating. Also, lots of candy.
The saga of the new car continues with a malfunctioning engine in the middle of a six-lane highway. We’ll keep you updated when new information arises.
This week, we wove common sense through many of our segments. Discussing things as straightforward as parking, we also talked about turning mistakes into learning experiences.
Something that bothers Robert to no end is someone coming up to him and saying, “I need to talk to you, but not right now.” He tends to think the worst (and has rarely been disappointed), but I’m at the opposite end of the spectrum. I simply shrug it off and continue my day. But at the end of the day, it’s simply rude to initiate a conversation then immediately terminate it just to start it again later. Manners!
At some point, we discussed the new Apple TV 4th Generation. It’s got lots of new fancies. Bluetooth, touch-sensitive remote. Actual apps. Robert loves watching Lynda.com videos on it. Very convenient username and password dictation. It’s worth the extra $10 to upgrade to the 64 Gb model.
We talked about being a little fish, meaning a small business with less than 10 employees. That doesn’t mean you’re a little fish. That is just a way of narrowing the field for larger companies when they’re taking on new clients. It’s an easy way to dismiss someone they don’t want to work with. And it’s not right. Small businesses make up the majority of the money generate in the US each year, not the other way around.
And finally, we talk about how PCs and Macs are no longer a commodity. In the early 2000’s and late 90s, computer prices dropped drastically, creating the cheap, $300 laptop that anyone could afford. But with the rise of mobile and tablet computing, personal computers and Macs will have to raise their prices to regain the lost revenue. Computers will NEVER sell as well as they did in the past two decades. The only way to make up that missing cash is to raise the price again.