Latest headlines: Mark Coxon on over-ear headphones, Scott Tiner on the metaverse and AV and Murphy Daley on making 2022 your year.
February 9, 2022 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 3
It’s Wednesday, my friends — this week is flying by! Let’s get to some columns.
Our first column this week comes from Mark Coxon and makes a case for over-ear headphones. Mark’s daughter had consistent ear pain from using in-ear buds like AirPods and found out she had an infection from them. Perhaps over-ear headphones really are the best for all-around use. What do you use them for? I prefer them for editing sound and watching movies if I’m traveling. Check out Mark’s case for their return!
Another column this week covers an interesting buzzword that has become mainstream lately — the metaverse! I’m into crypto and have heard of this before, but what exactly is the metaverse, and where will AV fit into a virtual universe? Lucky for you, Scott Tiner has a great explanation of the metaverse and gives ideas for where the audiovisual industry will cross into it. What do you think, AVtweeps?
Lastly, we’ve faced the last two years head on, but will 2022 be different? Murphy Daley says it will — if you can change your outlook. The pandemic had Murphy feeling down and uninspired, but her advice is to follow a message from writer Grant Cardone that says to go big and then go 10x bigger than that! Is 2022 your year in AV? What opportunities as a pro, integrator or end user will 2022 present to you?
That’s it for now! I hope you have a great Wednesday, and I’ll see you next time!
It’s best to use your AirPods for short-term activities that require light and mobile devices. For other tasks or activities like Zoom calls at a desk, online classes and watching videos, it seems extremely advantageous to have a secondary set of over-the-ear wireless headphones that allow your ears to breathe and stay healthy.
In IT (and therefore AV as well), we certainly don’t have a shortage of our acronyms and buzzwords. When Meta, formerly known as Facebook, changed its name in October, the newest buzzword, “metaverse,” exploded into our feeds. We have heard the word countless times, but what the heck does it really mean? What, after all, is “the metaverse?”
Grant Cardone has got a message for his readers. It’s baked in the title: go big. And then go ten times bigger than that. The theory is unless the goal is as big as possible at the beginning, it’s going to be too small before you get to the end. Cardone challenges me to dream at levels previously unimaginable.