I have been thinking about this word, convenience, for some time now. If years ago we used to talk about convenience, those conveniences that were achieved in the United States in the seventies, in Spain in the nineties and in Latin America are being achieved now, I believe that now it is time to talk about convenience rather than comfort. In other words, we are no longer pursuing the comfortable because we have already achieved it; and now the tight fit triumphsAdjusted to what? adjusted to us, to our location, to our appetite, to our family situation, to our work,... to us.
It detonates the decision of the sports center of the sports center where I have been living for 5 years to swim Saturdays and Sundays at 8 am to open an hour later and that hurts me in all the convenience. Call me Sheldon CooperI had my schedule made for 5 years for this and now I don't know what to do.
When we talk about robotization or when we talk about jobs that are being usurped by robots, we are talking about a change that does not happen overnight. Because first it robotizes the competition and we lose competitiveness so that the workers most likely to be replaced by robots are paid less, then they have to work Saturdays, Sundays, nights,... to finally be replaced by a robot. You can see this from the point of view of the job harassed to extinction, or you can see it from the point of view of the rest, those of us who receive a better service at a better price. and above all with greater convenience
And no, I'm not going to come to swim at 9 instead of 8, first because I'm swimming for a long time, about 60 lengths and that's a pain with another person in your street, and secondly because I have the mornings of Saturday and Sunday thought to come to the pool and then to do things with my children. So the solution is to change sport or change the sports center for a more convenient one..
Being deprived of convenience once you have achieved it is as hard as being deprived of comfort, i.e. the television set we got in the 80's, with all those colors. People who visit Central Africa are surprised to see poor houses with big televisions, because for Central Africans the television is a great convenience that they are not willing to lose even if they take that money elsewhere.
As always, the startups mark the road, think of all the unicorns - startups worth more than a billion dollars - just in convenience applied to transportation you have Uber, Ola Cabs and Lyft.


One response to "Convenience”

  1. Javier Avatar

    Today, a year and a half later I still don't swim but I run daily. Running is much more convenient in terms of convenience for me than going to the pool.
    I don't even consider signing up for SAGE 2000 again.

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