The Last 5%

Ed Wenck | May 27, 2021

We're going to see an incredible explosion of human creativity because of these new AV spaces. – Rich Green (Rich Green Design) on the growth of multi-use audio-visual rooms in the home, from the CEDIA Podcast “Tech and the Pandemic – One Year In”

The pandemic has made it clear that virtualized experiences, like video meetings and Zoom yoga, are viable substitutes for the real thing, whether you embrace them or endure them. In 2021, expect more products to offer to digitize the way we work and stay healthy. – Brian X. Chen, from the article “The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2021,” published in The New York Times January 6, 2021

We’re not working from home, we’re living at work. – Kai Ryssdal, host of American Public Media’s radio show “Marketplace,” on a sentiment he’d seen bubbling up on social media

We, as an industry, need to learn the language of corporate IT. We need to be able to make sure that in effect, we can be their outsourced IT department to be working in people's homes to do the connectivity and make sure it's reliable and secure – and it looks good, too. – Peter Aylett (HTE), from an interview for Installation Magazine

The Convention Center has invested seven million dollars in health and safety upgrades there in Indianapolis. They’ve already had over 50 events since last summer. -- Jason McGraw, Group Vice President, CEDIA Expo, on ensuring that Expo 2021 in Indianapolis is a safe and healthy experience from the CEDIA Podcast “Expo Preview One”

Come on, #AVTweeps - get those vaccines so that we can all hang out at @CEDIAExpo and @InfoComm this year! – Rachel Bradshaw, VP of Account services for Caster Communications, reacting on Twitter to a Wall Street Journal story on tricks to getting signed up for vaccines

A man never gets tired driving in a race when he’s ahead. – Ray Harroun, the day after winning the inaugural Indy 500, as quoted in the May 31, 1911, edition of the Indianapolis News