Is Technology Killing Work Life Balance?

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry and Heather B. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed:

  • Just Terry DiMonte this am.
  • Do you think that work/life balance is an issue in our ever-connected, always on world? How about this: WeWork has over $10 billion in market capitilization. The idea? They offer spaces for people to work and live. Yes, in the same building. There are lots of fancy services, it’s still just a step-up from college dorm room living… and that’s the point. If you want to be like Zuck, you can’t just think like Zuck, apparently, you have to live like Zuck did, when he created Facebook… in his dorm.
  • Remember when people would buy music? Like, go to a record store or order it, and the music would come in some kind of vinyl or plastic format? Then, we started downloading stuff. Filling up hard drives, shifting it over to external hard drives and USB sticks. Then, we backed it up to the cloud. Now, we just stream whatever we like from the cloud. Streaming is music. Don’t believe me? How many songs do you think we streamed in the first half of this year? If I told you it was over one trillion songs that streamed, would you believe me? Streaming is here… and it’s just getting started.
  • App of the week: CreativeLive. #UpYourSkills.

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