telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Prom 2.0: Excessiveness 2.0

An interesting bit caught my eye this morning in the Toronto Star: Teens Being Shafted with Limo Services. My first thought: wow - who's got $2000 for transportation to an event that isn't even going to register a 3 on your life importance scale? Sure, teens likely shouldn't get scammed, but if the market is willing, prom expenses are low hanging fruit.I remember my prom - it was awesome. We didn't rent a $2000 stretch hummer. We rented a MOTORHOME. Now that's the way to go in style. And no, it wasn't $2000. It was less than $500. For 10 people. For the whole day.Who's paying $2k for a limo? Parents? Kids who are going to prom and dropping $2k for a *limo* likely should be saving part of that splurge for real life things, say.... university tuition? That limo contribution can pay for your textbooks for a year :-)Yes, prom is fun, kids shouldn't get exploited. But the silly arrogance and vanity of prom shouldn't necessarily preclude the fact that you are a babystep away from being a grown up. There's more to life than a prom. The average kid is going to drop over $2k each for their senior prom. That can get you to Australia for a long time. Or backpacking through Europe, or a jungle trek through Costa Rica. In 20 years, you aren't going to be thinking how awesome your prom was, you are going to be wishing you had $2k to put a hot tub in your backyard. And if you are still friends with all those people you shared a limo ride with, heck, I'll get you a Hummer for your 25th Reunion. :-)
Students from at least nine high schools are complaining they have been left in the lurch after paying Tuxedo Limousines for a "a unique, one-of-a-kind extraordinary experience" in one of the 18 limousines the company claims it has.
TheStar.com | GTA | Grads left in lurch at prom
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