The Last 5%: Wisdom from Our Members (And Some Others, Too)

Nov 13, 2019

“The toughest part of a job? Sometimes it’s the last 5%.” – Anon.

When you bring technology into your home, there are three rules I think about:


  1. Does it do the job I hired it do?
  2. Does it play well with others?
  3. Can I trust it to respect the information it’s actually managing?

Those are basic questions for any employee. Why can’t I require the same thing of my technology? — Delos CTO Jim Hunter on “frictionless” technology

5G happens to live in the radio spectrum — actually, above it — where microwave sensors are, and NOAA and NASA have said “If you deploy micro-cells all over the place, it’s going to take us back to the 1980s when it comes to weather predictions. — CEDIA’s Walt Zerbe on the potential of 5G signals interfering with weather sensors from the CEDIA podcast “Emerging Trends” (Episode 132, No. 1930)

Can you make your customer base more concentrated? Can you be so local as to own a block? Can you own your whole church community? Because the more concentrated your customer base is, the more efficient you become, and the more word-of-mouth spreads, neighbor to neighbor to neighbor.” — Julie Jacobson (CE Pro) from her CEDIA Talk “Go Hyperlocal: Own the Neighborhood, Own the Town (Save on Truck Rolls)” at CEDIA Expo 2019

Shows are not about products. Shows are about people. And the reason I love this industry so much is that it’s full of absolutely fantastic people. — Peter Aylett (Archimedia) from the CEDIA podcast “CEDIA Expo, Day Three” (Episode 141, No. 1937c)



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