3x08: Petrichoronavirus

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which the word “content” gets used a lot, Stuart steals a double-bass joke from Dirk Gently, and:

  • [00:03:20] In the second part of our speculation on how the tech world and the coronavirus pandemic intersect, we're looking at how the world might be changed after the pandemic is over. What's going to be the role of tech and the future state once we come out the other side of all this? We'll look at when a vaccine might arrive and whether there'll be systemic change. Then some thoughts on events: will tech events stay online even after life returns to mostly normality? What have we learned as a community about how to run an event online, and is that something that will alter how events work, or allow for new and different events even after that? And this plays into "content" more generally; when famous actors can entertain us with selfie videos from their sofas, and everyone is one decent camera away from becoming a YouTube personality, is there a place for high production values or have we decided that they aren't important? Finally, we want to look a little at remote work: have corporate attitudes changed, and how many people might stay remote working when they aren't forced to by the virus? What does this mean for cities and for companies?

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News music: Long Live Blind Joe by Robbero, used with attribution.

Thank you to Marius Quabeck and NerdZoom Media for being our audio producers!

I always thought of you as the Rowdy 3

As someone, whose first name is Petri, I’m wondering, what that title is about.

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