YOU know I can’t resist taking pictures of flowers — particularly so during the height of winter in New Hampshire when the temperature is in the 20s FAHRENHEIT, we have a few inches of snow on the ground and a foot or more of fresh snow on the way.
These were at ‘Market Basket‘ in Concord, New Hampshire. To be honest, I didn’t take pictures of all the flowers. It was quite busy and I didn’t want to get in the way of love-struck folk trying to buy flowers.
That the camera market is shrinking and shrinking rapidly is not surprising. Smartphones have, by and large, taken their place. And this Infographic illustrates that clearly,
This, from the top-right quadrant was what grabbed my attention.
The point-and-click market has been decimated — as you would expect. A smartphone is as good, if not better, than most low-end point-and-clicks.
An 84% drop is nothing to sneeze about. But, the camera companies, from what I can see, are still continuing willy-nilly with little apparent strategy. No wonder they are being forced to hike prices on their higher end models. Those are the only ones selling.
Wi-Fi MESH networks are akin to having a cell network across your house for Wi-Fi. It is not the same as using Wi-Fi extenders — more a case of having multiple satellite Wi-Fi access points that flood your house with Wi-Fi signals. It has been around for at least 4-years, with Google one of the pioneers.
I have looked at it and to intend to upgrade to such a MESH network one of these days.
EERO, by no means, is the only provider. Most Wi-Fi providers now offer some level of MESH networking.
Pretty obvious why Amazon wants the technology. They will incorporate it with Alexa. You will then have Alexa all around your house — without any blind spots! You could interact with Alexa from the bathroom. Scary. Plus, Google has it.
I am surprised that Amazon did not go with Ubiquiti Networks. That would have been my choice. Maybe Ubiquiti was overkill, whereas EERO has just enough for what Amazon wants to do with Alexa.