The End of Channel Surfing

Google can’t answer the following query for me:

What channel is the Redskins game on tonight?

To be fair, SIRI doesn’t know either…what’s up with that?

It’s 2015 and you’re telling me that there’s not a single piece of indexed content on the web that didn’t have this information? It’s a pretty simple question and for me it makes a strong case for why we’re seeing so many Americans “cut the cord”. 

I don’t actually care what channel the game is on because I don’t know what the channels are. When I was a kid there were only three channels – four, seven, and nine…and sometimes twenty, but only if we could get good reception with the rabbit ears.  Now…well who even knows how many channels I’m paying for.

The way in which we search for TV content should be identical to the way we search for…well…everything else. By time, topic, keyword, category, reviews and ratings and…wait there was one more…LOCATION 🙂

Hey SIRI, put on the Skins game

That should definitely be a thing.  Someday. Until then….

Happy Channel Surfing!

Thought of the day: The end of great debating

The CEO’s of Sprint and T-Mobile have been sniping at each other on twitter for the better part of the last month. Here’s the latest shot over the bow.

I find it all a little bit unsavory. Everyone’s a hero behind a keyboard, but few people have the fortitude to call-out challengers face-to-face. Back in my day people settled things the old fashioned way…on-air on CNBC 🙂

Life was beautiful, and the sun shone every day.

Happy Debating!

Thought of the Day: Apple Pay on Mac OS X

You know what sucks…living in a totalitarian war-torn country facing the constant threat of death, starvation, or worse.

But you know what also kinds sucks, having to go fetch my wallet and plug a credit card number into a browser EVERY time I need to make an online purchase.

<sarcasm>My life is so hard</sarcasm>

I just think that we’re long overdue for a Macbook with a fingerprint reader and Apple Pay integration. Aside from the general inconvenience of having to type in a credit card number, shipping address, billing address, etc. it’s safer and more secure.

The whole concept of the credit card is outdated and antiquated. In the last 30 years, the only major advancement in credit card technology was the magnetic strip reader at the POS. I still remember cashiers running my mom’s credit card through the carbon copy “slider” – which by the way are still sold and in production! You can even buy one on amazon


Someday we’ll look back and laugh at how we used to carry around plastic cards with magnetic strips as a form of payment. And someday we’ll shake our heads and wonder how we ever got by without self-driving Uber cars. Until then…happy driving and happy shopping.