The Fascinating Thing About The Wrist

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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:

  • Headed to my personal brain spa this week: the TED conference.
  • Well, the Apple watch has arrived. We know a lot more about it, but it raises a bunch of powerful questions about what we may become as a people. We’re already scrounging for our mobile devices during any free moments that we have. Will having a watch pinging and vibrating make us better, or even that much more distracted? Also, if the future of digital screens is on our wrists, how much more might this amplify the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) syndrome that we all face? Does the Apple watch feel less like a watch and much more like handcuffs after watching Tim Cook present it?
  • How crazy is the new MacBook to be released without any real ports beyond the new USB C? Is this a move towards a smarter world, and are we leaving the dongle and cable world? Let’s hope that this is the end of cables, and not the beginning of a major frustration as we have to change all of our cables, accessories and more again… and again.
  • App of the week: InstaSize.

Listen here…