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A worker demonstrates the delivery of an Amazon package to a vehicle in San Francisco, April 23, 2018. People in dozens of cities across the U.S. can soon start getting their Amazon orders delivered to a parked car, provided their vehicle has the proper technology.

It seems clear now that Amazon won’t rest until I’m obsolete.

Month after month, year after year, the behemoth has wedged itself into my life, taking over tasks I once fulfilled as a husband and father. When we were newlyweds, my wife would scrawl illegible lists and send me off to market.

Did I enjoy these expeditions? Not really. But as I winced under the fluorescent lights, traumatized by an instrumental version of “Eleanor Rigby” while trying to decipher her atrocious handwriting — that must be “pomegranate” and not “Pomeranian” — we bonded as co-conspirators in the running of a household.

My wife told me what to do and I did it. It was beautiful.

These days, more often than not, she tells Amazon.

Source: Toronto Star

Date: April 27th, 2018

Link: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/opinion/2018/04/25/amazon-is-making-me-obsolete-as-a-husband-and-father.html

Discussion

1) No one wants to be made obsolete.  As technology and tech-related services like these role out, how would you, as a manager of technology at your company, make sure your employees don’t feel obsolete.

2) How do you stay on top of all the new services that are rolling out and providing enourmous efficiencies?

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