I love technology. I’ve been designing and building software for over 17 years, which is crazy to think about. That feels like a lifetime, which is kind of true in the technology space. Mostly I build software for existing organizations to be a little better than they already are. “How can we do what we do a little better than we currently do it?” That’s where I come in. I see companies like Amazon who are pushing boundaries. AWS was built out of an internal need, now it’s a $7B+ a year business for Amazon. They are solving really interesting problems(?) for the everyday person.
Last week they announced that Amazon Prime Now is available in the Twin Cities. I hate shopping for almost anything. They now offer same day delivery in the Twin Cities for a fairly large number of items. We forgot to buy a few items yesterday at the grocery store, so I thought I’d try it out today. It worked as you would hope. Place an order for a few items that total more than $20 dollars and, boom, it was at my door just a couple hours later. I’m not sure how often I’ll use it, but it worked as expected. Technology is changing the way we do a lot of daily tasks and this is a great example of how a new service could change the game. Maybe drones aren’t the future or maybe they are, but I hope they keep pushing the boundaries.