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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #135 on: September 05, 2020, 04:20:05 PM »

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #136 on: September 05, 2020, 08:45:37 PM »
The only restaurant food my family has had since the pandemic is of the fast food variety -- two drive through McDonald's for fries and chicken nuggets, and one Costco pizza.  We didn't get much restaurant food before, but those would not have been our first choices.  I hope the mom and pop's come back.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #137 on: September 06, 2020, 10:59:45 AM »
I think food places that are at least holding their own have:

1. Drive up windows.

2. Large base of take out customers.

3. Delivery. (Particularly pre-paid.)

Right here in my 'hood I see the Domino's delivery (because of the light up sign on the car roof) car all the time.  I also see lots of pizza delivery from the ma and pa pizzerias.

McDonald's seems to have drive up windows down to a science.

The Dunkin Donuts always has a line of cars at the driveup.

The local old fashioned eat in the car, drive-in root beer stand has been doing a landmark business, although it's seasonal. 

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #138 on: September 07, 2020, 09:30:35 AM »
Took Lucy Back to Brighton this weekend.  You would not no that Covid was a thing at all on the Beach sat Night.

We had a meal on the beach in a restaurant and then kept away from the crowds. But then the young will be growing our heard community for us all perhaps.  I dont see many signs of poorly people now.
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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #139 on: September 21, 2020, 05:33:04 PM »
Robots in Texas.

Robots will soon be fulfilling your H-E-B online grocery orders
https://www.chron.com/business/article/Robots-are-being-deployed-by-H-E-B-to-fulfill-15583624.php

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #140 on: September 21, 2020, 07:10:29 PM »
The grocery store "pickers" with giant carts are clogging isles at my (busy) HEB, so this is welcome. Should create a giant "crane game" picker robot on overhead tracks.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #141 on: September 25, 2020, 05:01:49 PM »
Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over. - The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/us/snow-days-online-school.html

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #142 on: September 25, 2020, 07:28:34 PM »
>Snow Days Are Probably Over.

Clicked to see whether the article was about COVID or climate change.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #143 on: October 04, 2020, 12:57:17 PM »
Regal-owner Cineworld to close all U.S., UK and Irish screens
https://www.metro.us/regal-owner-cineworld-to-close/

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #144 on: October 14, 2020, 03:45:15 PM »
Research across 65 countries finds that governments have exploited the pandemic to expand their domestic surveillance capabilities and curtail internet freedom

Internet Freedom Has Taken a Hit During the Covid-19 Pandemic | WIRED
https://www.wired.com/story/internet-freedom-covid-19-2020/

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #145 on: October 18, 2020, 11:01:51 PM »
NPR sees 25% drop across the board b/c people are no longer listening in their cars.

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People who listened to NPR shows on the radio at home before the pandemic by and large still do. But many of those who listened on their commute have not rejoined from home. And that threatens to alter the terrain for NPR for years to come, said Lori Kaplan, the network's senior director of audience insights.

"We anticipated these changes," Kaplan said. "This kind of change was going to take place over the next decade. But the pandemic has shown us what our future is now."

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/15/891404076/npr-radio-ratings-collapse-as-pandemic-kills-listeners-commutes?utm_source=morning_brew

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #146 on: October 19, 2020, 02:01:11 AM »
You're nudged me into subscribing to the two local NPR stations. I've been meaning to anyway.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #147 on: October 19, 2020, 05:24:51 PM »
As I get more aggressive about my ad blocking, I am rethinking my contract with the websites I read and donating to sites and podcasts (very small amounts I must admit) that would miss if they were gone. I never thought much about Wikipedia funding until maybe a couple of years ago, but that is a site I would really miss. The truth is that I would miss Google - search, translate, the handy calculator, maps - but I don't donate to them... willingly ;-)

Part of the changed future after Covid is seeing who can survive when large swaths of ad spend has dried up (huge drops in travel and tourism spend, that's for sure). Ad-supported media in general is taking a huge hit and I can't say I'm sorry. It has been one of the more corrosive forces of the last 25 years, especially in the last 15 years due to the Buzzfeedification of all media. Without ad-supported media, much of the fake news that gets shared on social media wouldn't be there to share.

Tristan Harris had a nice interview with Timothy Wu, author of The Attention Merchants, about the rise of ad-supported newspapers in the 1830s and how that played out over time, leading to a rash of fake news, a handful of wars and fascism, but in the end, to the journalistic standards that guided the industry for a few decades (don't report rumor, verify with two independent sources, etc).
https://www.humanetech.com/podcast/16-when-attention-went-on-sale
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Re: The changed future after CV-19
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