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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/28/2017 8:55:02 AM
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Re: Digital World Accept it or not
@Joe - No, it really makes a lot of sense when you boil it down. There is a genuine feeling, by at least a portion of the country, that Wal-mart, overall, takes more from a community and the country than they give. They're more of a hindrance than a help. Once you take on that line of thinking, you stop feeling like you stealing an item is really harming the business in anyway. It's a lot different (to some) to steal from a person they know, than a giant corporate behmouth that makes profits by paying their employees so little they have to exist on FoodStamps. (They have upped their pay game slightly in recent years.) Kind of like watching a pirated movie - you don't really feel like there's a victim in the crime. And as a former employee of Wal-Mart, watching them take the most ridiculous returns because at the end of the day, they could call it a loss and claim that on their taxes, it's kind of hard to feel bad for them. (Literally saw a guy buy all new camping equipment, then bring it back and return it the following week because it "wasn't what he wanted." Everything was CLEARLY used camping, and wreaked of campfire. He didn't even bother to brush any dust off. He essentially borrowed brand new camping equipment, and I mean the whole kit and caboodle, for free.) I struggle to find sympathy for Walmart when they have shoplifters. As do most of their employees, to be honest.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/27/2017 7:10:42 PM
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Re: Digital World Accept it or not
Wow.....They need to get a life I'd say....but that's just me :) :)

Onward to December :) :) 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/27/2017 7:06:21 PM
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Re: Game Changer
@afwriter: Needs a tl;dr. ;) #irony

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/27/2017 7:05:12 PM
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Solving both problems?
"While 5G solves last mile issues, it also has the potential to bypass some service providers' networks completely, Mancuso said."

Maybe that will help stop some of the operators' whining, as per LR's recent report. ;) (link)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/27/2017 7:03:26 PM
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Re: Digital World Accept it or not
Alas, desperation doesn't always play into it. Friend of mine just got back from a business trip to one of the more crime-ridden parts of the country and told me about a conversation they overheard between two people talking about the sociopolitical moral imperative they felt to shoplift from Wal-Mart.

Granted, I wasn't there, but that might be a little much.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/26/2017 4:29:43 PM
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Re: Digital World Accept it or not
Let's hope to see the day that even one shoplifter does not have to be desparate enough to do so.  

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/26/2017 4:27:50 PM
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Re: Digital World Accept it or not
What this startup Poly is doing is amazing. It would seem to make things more efficient, and the stick figure renderings are pretty cool. On another note, it might also serve to keep shoplifting at bay.

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freehe
freehe
11/24/2017 11:58:24 AM
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Re: Transformation
@elizabethv, I totally agree. You cannot remain competitive without buying a company or doing an M&A. The market has changed so much. If companies don't change they will get left behind. It takes the right vision and leadership to remain competitive. It is tough for businesses to be innovative, remain competitive and keep customers happy all at the same time.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/24/2017 9:01:45 AM
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Re: Game Changer
@afwriter - That is so true. And as much as I wish it wasn't true, I am horrible at this! Unfortunately, I just have too much going on to really even change this. My cell phone case broke yesterday, and I don't have the time to go to the mall. So I just ordered a new one on Amazon and I'm less than thrilled that it won't get to me until Tuesday. I have Prime. It's supposed to be 2 day shipping. I get the holiday and all, but 4 days from 2 is a little ridiculous. Which I totally get, is quintessential "1st World Problems." I suppose if it was really that bad, I could just go to the mall. But on my list of problems, it just isn't that important to drag 3 small kids to the mall for a new cell phone case. Convenience is likely the ruin of our society.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/24/2017 8:54:12 AM
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Re: Transformation
@freehe - This too I see as a result of our current society. Companies diversify to remain competitive and relevant. Though I think Apple's turn around as been more stunning than any other telco company. I still remember the big Apple computer's of my childhood, walking into the computer lab to go play Oregon Trail. Then, Apple seemed to fade away, until they came back with a bang and a vengence. My father-in-law is a huge Apple fan, he's obsessed. No one would have been obsessed with Apple 25 years ago. 

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