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decompressing in jacksonville

Spending this week in Jacksonville with Angie and Spencer at Angie's mom's. I slept through the weekend, and have been trying to catch up on work all the information that flies past me during a TRIUM module. Refreshing and yet somewhat sad, I won't have to deal with that again.

Yesterday we went to the new Super Wal-Mart here in Macclenny, a city of about 5k. It's amazing to go right into the heart of mainstream, small town America. Of course there were lots of people who might fit the stereotypes you'd expect, but it was the products and the whole shopping experience that struck me. Living in Shanghai, it's mind-boggling to see how far China has to go to give even some of its poorest people a fraction of what is taken for granted here. This really is the land of plenty.

I particularly enjoyed going through the consumer electronics aisle. No smartphones. Lots of thin flip phones. Flat-screen, HD tvs. Lots of PS3s. No Wiis.

Of course, I came away with a few new, crazy business ideas too...

January 25, 2007 at 05:43 AM in Technology | Permalink

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