The new normal for generation Z

Virtual money

My 9-year old son asked me this weekend if we could go to the toy store. I asked him why. He told me that he wanted to exchange some gift cards he had for this store. I asked, “what do you want to buy?”. He said, “buy? I want to exchange them for Playstation gift cards.” “Oh”, I said, “what do you want to do with those?”. He said, “I want to load up my Playstation account so I can buy some V-Bucks and get some gear on Fortnite.”

He figured this out on his own. I was impressed.

I tried explaining this to my 72-year old parents and  I lost them at “V-Bucks”. They’ve no idea and they’ll never grasp how a free game like Fornite can earn billions of dollars with selling virtual goods. And that’s ok.

Marketeers’ relentness efforts for your attention

Notification spam

One of my pet peeves is notification spam. Yesterday, I got one from Apple TV reminding me to watch …

Personal pet peeve

Ghosting is rude

When did it become ok to just drop out of a (email|text) conversation and stop participating? Even m…

It’s complicated

Holland != Netherlands and that’s fine

The Netherlands is a tiny country with only 17 million people. Most people in the US would not even …

10,000ft captchas

Every time I use Gogo inflight, I’m puzzled by their use of captchas. Are hackers bored enough on fl…