Business Technology!

Always smaller. Always faster. Always BETTER! Meet the UNIVAC, once mankind's greatest techno leap forward. Now a dinosaur!

Can innovation ever replace that which the human can...





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Written by ScorchedEarth
3894 days ago

Great job man!

Ollie



Written by m4bmarketing
3896 days ago

Those qualities are indeed timeless Yoni. That said technology does help and each advancement may benefit us in small business. Just think of the development of platforms that we can use for websites or blogging that makes it easier to attract and connect with customers.



Written by yoni67
3896 days ago

Susan,

Technology is definitely a help for businesspeople. as much as I try to "bastardize" it I know deep in my heart that a little bit goes a long way. I am mostly in denial...and must admit that much of my lothing comes from FEAR!!!

Yoni



Written by businessavante
3896 days ago

Hi Adam!

Some things are better-made now than 40-50 years ago: cars then rarely if ever lasted over 100,000 miles (it was a miracle if they did), they got 4-6 miles/gallon, and were horrible death traps. Refrigerators were heavily built - all steel walls, but they were very inefficient, and the cork gaskets on the doors wore out quickly.

If we go back 100 years - before electric appliances, then workmanship was still excellent. In that era hand-made meant well-made, not slapped together in the 3rd world like it does now.

businessavante (aka Duncan)



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
3896 days ago

Yoni,

Technology is not the problem. It's here to stay, and we're *all* benefiting from it... The problem is our attitude toward these "must-have" products.

"I wonder how much of the obsolescence is built-in obsolescence aka: let's not give them all of the goodies now"

Of course it's built-in. Did you ever notice how the quality of things nowadays (think: appliances, cars, furniture, clothing) is junk compared to how they used to make them?

"QUALITY, PERSONALIZED, VALUE, CHARACTER, SATISFACTION, RELATIONSHIP, CRAFTSMANSHIP, DISTINCTION, CONSISTENCY, SMILE, HANDSHAKE and PRIDE.

Business terms that will never become obsolete..."

I couldn't agree with you more!

Adam



Written by yoni67
3896 days ago

Adam,

Thanks for your kind words and feedback. The built-in obsolescence is definitely a big Marketing weapon. Perhaps I will try it in my writing business. maybe a self-destruct button on resumes set for six-months!

Yoni



Written by shepherd
3896 days ago

Yonatan:

Great read as usual but you're going to miss the technology boat. It's already leaving, last chance to board!

Shep



Written by yoni67
3896 days ago

Shep,

I'm willing to take a chance and miss the boat. One less passenger :)

Yoni



Written by 9devon9
3896 days ago

Yoni

The fifties is a real memory for me. I remember commercials like this and I remember when these advances seemed so giant. Now they seem ike silly steps that got us where we are. You are right that tomorrow todays big steps will seem silly in comparison. ~Devon



Written by yoni67
3896 days ago

Devon,

Perhaps in twenty years time...if I'm still around...I'll be mocking today's products in a retrospective blog.

Seems what is so new today will be a dinosaur in no time at all! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Yoni



Written by alastair
3896 days ago

Great advice Yoni. I think we could all pay more attention to those words you suggested.

QUALITY, PERSONALIZED, SATISFACTION, RELATIONSHIP, CONSISTENCY, SMILE and HANDSHAKE and PRIDE.

No end of ads on the radio at the moment to revolutionise my business by buying some accountancy package. This is way better advice. Revolutionise my business by doing something for my customers.



Written by yoni67
3896 days ago

Alastair,

Thanks for your words and thoughts! Were I a techie, I probably wouldn't have written this article, perhaps my hatred of all things new was the catalyst.

It just seems there are so many, too many, old-fashioned ways of pleasing the client without having to indulge in the latest tech-trends.

Yoni



Written by profit613
3896 days ago

Yonatan,

I've lined up evey time a new iphone has gone on sale. I cherish it and carry it around in a protective case. I saved for it ever since I heard of it's debut. I'm still not sure what it can do and I use it basically like a regular cellphone. But as you said, they told me I must own one so I bought one.

Rochelle Rochelle



Written by yoni67
3896 days ago

Rochelle Rochelle,

Yes, "They" say you MUST have it. It's a great selling point to make people feel like morons if they don't buy!

Yoni



Written by hamed1
3896 days ago

Yoni, everything tech will soon become obsolete. It is what makes us constantly yearn for the next big thing. And it is what makes us cue up and spend.

Hamed

Peace/Shalom/Salaam



Written by yoni67
3896 days ago

Hamed,

I wonder how much of the obsolescence is built-in obsolescence aka: let's not give them all of the goodies now...let's save some for next year's new and improved model.

Yoni



Written by businessavante
3896 days ago

I agree, Yoni!

It won't be long till everything that's hot now is as "5 minutes ago" as my old Atari 400 "super computer". It came w/16k, but I had it "bumped up" to an unbelievable 64k!!! Storage was on audio cassettes, and the modem needed a phone receiver. I think even the tube powered Univac kicked its ass.

businessavante



Written by yoni67
3896 days ago

Duncan,

One word: "PONG!" Holy crap! You can use those paddles to hit that ball back and forth! Wow...one graet leap forward for mankind!

Yoni



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