In July of this year, I had the amazing opportunity to join block.one, an innovative blockchain company and creator of the EOSIO blockchain software.
I have moved around the United States many times while pursuing my career in business and technology. My relocation plans have taken me to Chicago, three different homes in the the Bay Area of Northern California, Seattle, Northern Virginia, back to Seattle, over to Minneapolis and now splitting my time between Blacksburg and Arlington Virginia.
My trips used to include packing hundreds of pounds of books, audio CDs, computer CDs, etc.
My time at Digital River allowed me to see how they built an early part of their business which leveraged high bandwidth speeds to obviate the need for software CDs. We all just download our software now and would not think of lugging boxes of software CDs.
Back-up CDs are also a thing of the past. I have my two Synology NAS devices, which slowly back themselves up to the AWS cloud.
Mr. Steve Jobs made audio CDs a thing of the past with iTunes. Most kids have no idea what a record player or even a cassette tape are. It felt good throwing away all those boxes of audio CDs.
I was browsing my Audible library this morning. Yep, all of my books are in there. Even my books I read in print are in my Kindle app.
The software I write is stored in GitHub in the cloud. No CDs there. Even my PCs are super small and easy to move.
Why is it I still hate moving my stuff so much? 🙂
Happy Holidays 2019!