Day: September 13, 2018

Addendum to MYTR – Thursday

After I put up today’s episode, which is in many ways is an informative rant on my dealings yesterday with my current Apple™ products. I was asked more than once if the figures I was quoting were real such as “$12 Grand!? C’mon you’re exaggerating a bit there aren’t you?”

It’s fair to say in the heat of the moment during the recording I may have sounded like I was making stuff up, exaggerating, or something other, especially to those which don’t use Apple products, except for maybe the phone.

So for those who may not understand what I was saying or, like my colleagues which thought I was possibly “exaggerating,” here are two screen shots of what one needs to purchase if they want to ensure they have everything they need for the foreseeable future, because – if you don’t – you can not upgrade later. You’ll have to, once again, buy again. To wit:

Today’s latest, screenshot via the Apple Store®:

As expensive as that may seem, you can’t buy what you need without the screen, because they just seem to not want to do that any more. So if you want to go the route so many of us have done over the years (because we have multiple screen configurations already) here’s your only option and what you’ll pay for 2013’s model that has yet to be updated now going on 6 years, but at least I already have the screens right? Again, to wit:

Again: over $7K and it’s possible they redesign or jettison it all together tomorrow. (just look to the top example for clues)

No one knows because Apple no longer seems to care either. But you’re suppose to take solace in that you bought the latest and greatest (or insert your choice of superlative used at any Apple event or presentation) at almost 1/2 the price of the one that comes with a screen and a few other upgrades. You know, again, for a 2013 machine, non-upgradeable, and possibly obsolete at any moment for Seven grand!

I hope this helps illustrate the issue I was trying to convey, or at least, you can/may now understand my issue if you hadn’t quite understood previously.

MYTR Broadcast – Thursday

 

 

 

 

©2018 Mark St.Cyr in assoc. with StreetCry Media Partners. All Rights Reserved.

(Below is for the benefit of new listeners)

Today is the latest installment of the newly launched MYTR Broadcast. It is, as I iterated the other day, in the 60/40 category of ready for prime-time. After giving it the once over myself 60/40 might be a little kind. Nevertheless, I decided we launch, and we keep shipping.

In keeping with that nautical theme think of it this way when listening – what we’re doing is knowingly put a vessel into the water where we are pretty sure the hull is intact, the engines are primed, but the rudder and a few other navigational necessities are not yet functioning up to par, or at all, and will need to be fixed on the fly rather, than sitting and waiting in dry dock. We’re still in the “harbor” at the moment, but getting this thing into the water and see if she would float in the first place was far more important. So here we are.

What I’m releasing currently is the equivalent of what would be the first hour of a multi hour program. It will expand as we go further.

It is a little rough around the edges, drifts a bit in subject matter, but I decided getting the first one in the can was paramount. And after careful consideration, I thought it best not to have to talk the engineer down from the roof one more time, because last time, I wasn’t quite sure if I had won him over to come back down, again. He just kept mumbling something like, “Not enough money in the world..” or something like that. But I digress.

With all that said here’s a few items of importance…

First: This broadcast/podcast is not downloadable. You must come here to listen, Yes, you can pause, fast forward or, rewind. But what you can’t do is download it. That’s one feature that will make this different from others. The reasoning is simple: I want no other vendor between my content and my customer. In today’s world of wifi and internet connections downloading is no longer a priority to consume at leisure.

Next: You’ll notice there will no longer be any sharing buttons. If you would like to tell someone about the site, by all means send them a link to the site. But linking to specific content where the content can be listened elsewhere? e.g., on some social media platform. I have no interest and believe it’s just a waste of time.