Building A Better Home Office And More On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am on air at CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – to decode the future. We discuss everything that is happening in the world of technology, digital media and culture. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more about what’s happening in the transformation of our digital world. I’m really excited about these weekly hits, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed:

  • Amazon had their big product launch recently and, if you ask me, they are quickly becoming more interesting than Apple‘s (which we discussed two weeks back… the one that did not include a new iPhone). Amazon talked about an autonomous drone that can fly around your home and send you back live video. That sounds like an episode of Black Mirror just waiting to be produced. Amazon also launched a bunch of new Echo and Dot Alexa-enabled speakers, a new video game streaming service called, Luna (to compete with Google‘s Stadia and Microsoft‘s game streaming service), and much more.
  • Code Red – this means that many people will shift back to working from home (or will continue to for longer than all of us anticipated). What does it take to build a great home office that is Zoom pretty and Skype sexy? I’ve bought and used almost everything… so, let’s look at some of the best webcams, lighting, microphones and even software to turn your home office into a home studio too.
  • Speaking of home offices, have you heard about the Twitter sensation that is Room Rate, where strangers will let you know (on a scale from 1-10) how great your home set-up is.
  • App of the Week: Substack – the place where many of the best writers/journalist are going to build a direct relationship with their readers.

You can also listen in via I Heart Radio.

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