I have to travel now and again for work, and I’ve noticed over the years how new media has changed the way we get from one place to another. This year, I was away from home for about 70 days, and passed through 20 states (maybe more, I can’t remember). The use of mobile technology has made traveling much more convenient, from using navigation apps for driving, to airline and parking apps when flying.
So what? Maybe it would be better to ask “what if?” Continue reading
UA knows when, where, how fast, and how far I’m running. Creepy or awesome?
Under Armour, the sports apparel brand headquartered in Baltimore, acquired fitness tracking app MapMyFitness in late 2013. In 2015, UA bought nutrition and diet app MyFitnessPal and personal trainer app Endomondo. This means that that UA could potentially have access to a variety of health and fitness related data, like your height, weight, diet, activity levels, types of activities, and more. What can the company do with this information?
Enjoyed this blog post from trumpeter Stan Curtis, titled “How not to get a trumpet job,” though you could apply it to any instrument. In fact, there’s a lot of good points for any profession. As an added bonus, most of the comments seem to revolve around some music fraternity. Missing the forest for the trees, I suppose…