Having been involved in the information systems industry for over 30 years now (ugh, I cannot believe it has been that long), I have seen the introduction and growth of many areas technologies that once were a novelty and now are common in every household. When I first started in IT, personal computers were in their infancy, cell phones did not exist and satellites were used by NASA not to obtain television reception.
One of the technologies many are hearing about today is the internet of things, aka IoT. Many people have asked me what is that and how will it impact me? I located the following article that I wanted to share as I think it explains this rather well and you don’t need to be a technology guru to understand it.
I try to be honorable. I know that’s embarrasing to hear. It’s embarrassing to say. But I believe most of the nonsense that Thoreau was preaching. And I have spent a long time working on getting myself to where I could do it. Where I could live my life largely on my own terms.
– Robert B. Parker as Spenser in The Promised Land
(Bloomberg) — Americans in their 20s and early 30s are getting a nudge toward homeownership a decade after sales peaked during the housing bubble. It’s not their nagging parents. It’s rents. They’ve risen so much that buying is making more sense.
It’s a question I’m often asked by homeowners who are considering becoming landlords — especially at times when home sales are slow. In fact, I’m guessing that at some point one of your clients who is weighing selling versus leasing has asked you what a property manager does.