John C. Morley (00:09):
Hi everyone. I'm John C. Morley, the host of the JMOR Tech Talk Show and Inspirations for Your Life.
John C. Morley (01:02):
Hey guys, it's John C. Morley here, serial Entrepreneur; welcome to JMOR Tech Talk. Great to be with you guys tonight. It is a wonderful evening here. I cannot believe that we are on the third Friday of November. That means, ladies and gentlemen, next week is Thanksgiving. So, a happy early Thanksgiving to everyone because we only have one more Friday in the month, and then we're going to be in December. All right, we have a great show planned for you tonight. We have many great guests coming for you guys in 2023, so we are definitely excited about that. And so, let's get right into our show, shall we? Our first news topic is that the Google Maps update makes finding electric vehicle fast chargers easy. So, what's this all about? Well, if you've had Google for a while, you might have noticed that they were able to show you some of the chargers, but they weren't able to show you the fast chargers as easily.
John C. Morley (02:20):
So, Google has made it easier now for electrical vehicle owners to basically use Google Maps and to find chargers fast. So, the new update, Google's update, allows you to find fast than super-fast EV chargers quicker. And you might be saying, well, you know, how does, how does that work? Well, it works because they've added some new technology to their software. And so, before, you were able to find things, but now you're able to see the faster charging station. So, I think that's really cool. And Google had announced that the new EV charging filtering option would show up when you search for an EV charging station. So, rather than having to dig down into the more filter section, you just simply hit the new fast charge option on the filter, and the search bar will immediately change.
John C. Morley (03:20):
And the fastest options that you have, basically faster than 50 KW, to be specific. And it's also a positive filter for stations compatible with your charging plug only. And both of these options are available on Android and iOS everywhere in the world, wherever there are EV charging stations. So, I think this is really something good that, you know, apple iOS now supports Android and Android support. So, this was great that Google did this. I mean, kudos to Google. I don't usually give them kudos, but this is definitely a kudos to them, and they made it really simple. There are just some options at the top. You can check the option for a fast charge or check whatever plug you want, and it shows the compatible charging stations literally in seconds. So pretty cool.
John C. Morley (04:15):
And now you're able to do this quite simply and save a lot of time. So, you don't actually go to those slower charging stations because we all know that the fast-charging stations do charge much quicker. All right guy’s apple is getting into hot water again. Yes, the National Apple Epic Trust battle. It's resuming. I mean, what the heck are they doing? This epic antitrust battle. Yeah, it's resuming again. Apple was sued over tracking and Google's new rules for kids’ apps. So, this is pretty cool. And I think what's going on is really something that we're going to see a lot more of. I think it's great that they're cracking down on security, especially with kids. Cause a lot of times, you know, when they're down on an app, they don't really know that they're becoming vulnerable or their family's becoming vulnerable to something or because they clicked on something.
John C. Morley (05:19):
So, this is definitely going to be great for a lot of parents out there. And so, Apple's antitrust battle against Fortnite maker Epic Games returned to the courtroom after both sides appealed last year's ruling in the potentially interesting precedent-setting case over Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior. And last year, the US District Court judge had largely favored Apple by ruling that the tech giant was not acting as a monopolist regarding its app store practices. The Epic Games wasn't happy with that decision, of course, and wanted to go back to the court to force Apple to support third-party payments. And when they did this, they would have to allow Fortnite to basically maximize this revenue by doing this. But meanwhile, Apple didn't want to agree to the court's order. And that said, it would have to permit apps that provide links to alternative payments.
John C. Morley (06:27):
So, Apple didn't want to agree to the court's order. That said, it would have to permit apps that provide links to alternative payments. So, there were oral arguments kicked off between the US Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. And there are even higher stakes on the mark now for determining Apple's future in the app market and its ability to set its own rules around payments and commissions. So, the US Department of Justice and the state of California were granted time to present their own arguments to help explain the proper legal frameworks for evaluating the antitrust claims against Apple. And it's going to be interesting to see, you know, what happens. And one of the judges pushed back against the claim asking if Epic had actually agreed to Apple's developer program licensing agreement with the intention of going forward to restrain trade.
John C. Morley (07:25):
He had suggested that Epic had signed to get into a market, actually, and the lawyer responded that's true, but the contract terms are binding, with one party forcing terms on another. So, excluding contracts from section one scrutiny would allow anti-competitive terms to go unpunished, and this is not right. And the court also asked for information on how the government believes the pro-competitive and anti-competitive effects should be weighed against one another to make a judgment. Now, the US government also believed that the lower court misapplied that rule of reason in error in how it analyzed the monopoly power. So, Apple was able to set prices and keep them regardless of what its competition did. And I quote, and as Microsoft explained, that's something only a monopolist can do. And, of course, Apple's legal terms came with good preparation from their legal team, as one judge discovered.
John C. Morley (08:26):
Apple's lawyer A Mark Perry, who had been a longtime partner at Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, was now at a new firm. While that didn't mean Apple had changed firms, it just meant it now had two wonderful. Or as Perry put it, we are one big happy family, just what we need. So, Perry's argument just restated the points from the lower court's decision, particularly noting that the iPhone was designed to be more secure than the max, which it was kind of, and there was no side loading and instead putting apps through human review. And it's a requirement that is hard-coded into the iOS. The lawyer explained this is how it goes and it's a technical requirement. And Apple then reflected that in the case structure, the lawyer had also told the court that Apple does allow developers to communicate with their users, and there are no restrictions on communications except, of course, restrictions.
John C. Morley (09:24):
He mentioned in this very next breath, and I quote, Apple does not allow links and buttons because we can't review them, track them, or protect users from malware, fraud, porn, hackers, and all of those other things. It would be a breach in the wall, an opening that bad actors could exploit, and it's not well thought close quote. So, this case will likely continue on, unfortunately, for another 6 to 12 months more. So don't expect any resolutions before your holidays or even before 2023. And if neither party is satisfied with the resolution, they'll likely be appealing to the Supreme Court, delaying the decision even longer. Now, apple faces potential class action lawsuits over its data collection practices. And while the Epic Apple antitrust battle is one of the most significant lawsuits facing Apple currently, the company was also sued this week over another matter; another lawsuit is taking on Apple's data collection practices in the wake of a recent report by independent researchers who found that Apple was continuing to track consumers in its mobile apps even when they had explicitly configured their phone's privacy settings do not do tracking.
John C. Morley (10:38):
So, this is a problem, and we all know that the tracking they're doing is being sold for a big box. And so, app developers and independent researchers are discovering that Apple is still collecting data about its users across a number of first-party apps, even when users have turned them off on their iPhones. So, the analytics settings that promise to disable the sharing of device analytics altogether, let's just say that's not really working. In the test that they did, the researchers examined Apple's own apps, including the app store, apple Music, apple TV, books, and stocks found that disabling this setting, as well as other privacy controls, didn't impact Apple's ability to collect or not collect data. The plaintiff is looking to have the lawsuit certified as a class action and is seeking compensatory, statutory, and punitive damages in addition to other equitable monetary relief.
John C. Morley (11:35):
Here's a thing: I want to share this with you. I don't care whether you're a small company or whether you're a billion-dollar company. If you don't play fair, you're going to get burned. And you know, the thing with these big companies is they buy time. That's what they do. They buy time, and you know, they feel that eventually, people are going to go away. But you know, when something becomes a class action lawsuit, that doesn't end very well. Now, class action lawsuits don't usually happen in 24 hours. They take some time, but they cost the company millions and billions of dollars when they happen. And so, they just want to get out as quickly as they can so they can settle the matter and stop the bleeding. So, we're going to have to see what's going to happen with Apple, what they're going to do. And, you know, app developers were required to participate in Google's design for families’ programs if their app was aimed at children and could optionally choose to participate in the program if their app targeted both kids and older users.
John C. Morley (12:39):
And that was designed for families. And the program included a number of requirements around the app's content, functionality, use of ads, data practices, warning labels, feature set underlying technology components, et cetera. And any app in this program was also eligible to be rated for the teacher-approved program, which had stricter guidelines, but entry was not guaranteed. Now the additional policy requirements for the designed families' programs are being rolled into the play stores, broader family policies and the civil rules for developers building apps for kids, and opening up a broader selection of apps to be eligible to be rated for the stricter teacher approved program as well. Now, the changes aren't just about serving developers or consumers. They also help Google meet stricter regulations being drafted and enacted worldwide around how software is permitted to handle kids' data, right?
John C. Morley (13:32):
And user information. The GDPR Act and we know the UK's age-appropriate design code is definitely stepping in there, and they're going to put their 2 cents in. But failure to meet these requirements can result in significant penalties, as meta recently learned when it was fined roughly a hundred million for how it treated children's data on Instagram for just one example in this instance. So, I think we're going to see some changes, not tomorrow but definitely going to see some changes, you know, and Apple, actually, you know, had launched the emergency SOS via satellite on the iPhone 14 pro new feature that uses satellites to route calls and events of emergencies when cellular access isn't available. Now, apple released the iOS 16.2 beta three not too long ago, and the iOS 16.2 beta added the new watch list sorting options for the stock app, which are reflected in the updated home screen widget.
John C. Morley (14:38):
The newest beta introduced new toggles for the Always On display that let users turn off the wallpaper and notifications. A new report for the information had refuted an earlier Bloomberg report, which claimed Apple was targeting two or three times the revenue from its ad business. But I have to tell you something; I have no interest in a gain of 14. I'm waiting till that new phone comes out to probably the 15, the next one next year comes out because that's the one that's going to have USBC in it, and that's just going to make things a lot easier. So, we'll have to see, you know, what's going to go on. But I feel, ladies and gentlemen, that apple is really being watched in a manner that is so tight that if they sneeze the wrong way or breathe the wrong way, they're going to have fines.
John C. Morley (15:31):
And it's not because the government's trying to do something wrong; it's not because the legal people are trying to get them in trouble. It's because of the way they have misacted in the past. And so, they have been given like this string, but now that they had that string, they're like hanging themselves on it because they have misappropriated data on so many different occasions. I can't even go into all of them. And so, everybody collects data, whether we're talking about medical, whether we're talking about businesses, whether this is your credit card data, right? We all know how important PCI compliance is, right? We know how important HIPAA compliances and Sarbanes Oxley compliances are, but we don't really hear about compliances for kids and apps. I feel this is just becoming another; I'm going to say a a requirement that will be enforced. It was always there, but no one ever dated about it because it was never an issue.
John C. Morley (16:30):
Now it's time for the Pipers to watch out because they're coming after you if you start to do things wrong. We know what happened with Meta and Facebook, right? They thought that by changing their name, they were just going to get off scot-free. They didn't get off scot-free. They actually got fined a lot of money. All right, so Booz Allen says the former staffer downloaded employee personal data. Ouch. This is just terrible. So, the US government contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, had disclosed that the former staffer downloaded potentially tens of thousands of employees’ personal information from a company's internal network. The government and the defense crack contractor said that one of its staffers, while still employed by the company, downloaded a report containing the personal information of active employees as of March 29th, 2021. This is just pitiful. And they had said that they had 27600 employees, many of whom are contracted to the US government, military, and intelligence agencies, and hold high-levelhigh-level security clearances.
John C. Morley (17:43):
And that was just exploited. So, the notice also said that the report downloaded by the employee contained the person's name, social security number, compensation, gender, race, authenticity, date of birth, the US government security clearance eligibility, and the status as of March 29th, 2021. Now, Booz also said, and I quote, the report contained personal information that was improperly stored on an internal SharePoint site but did not say what circumstances led to the discovery of the data. Only that it recently learned of the staffer's activity. The data breach notice filed with the California Attorney General's office recently said the employee obtained the report on April 14th, 2022. And Booz Allen spokesperson Jessica Cleanse said the company learned of the exposure Months later, on October 5th, this data breach notice said that the now-former staffer acted in direct contradiction of the company's policies. But the company does not believe that the individual intended to misuse any of the personal information in the report to cause harm to Booze Allen employees.
John C. Morley (18:52):
It's not clear if the individual has been charged with any criminal offenses, and we'll probably learn about that more, but they're trying to blow it off as an accident. Like it didn't mean to happen. So, let me ask you a question. If somebody, let's just say, was in a parking lot and they opened their door, and they didn't pay attention, and they hit the person's car, even though they didn't mean to hit the car when they opened the door, they weren't careful, they still hit the car. Are they still responsible for the damage? Sure, they are. Right? How many times have you heard of someone? You go somewhere, and you come back to your car, and you get a note on your car saying, you know I recently hit your car. Here's my contact information. I'd like to handle this outside the insurance company.
John C. Morley (19:40):
No, you don't get a note; you don't get a phone call. They don't wait around. You just see a dent, and they take off or scratch. And this is something I remember one time. I think it was at a park somewhere and there was a car. And when I backed up, the car was very close. So, I just tapped the car. And what I did was I left a note saying, dear car owner, I did tap your car. I don't believe I caused any damage. Here's my name and my phone number. Please reach back out to me. I'd be more than happy to help or pay for any damages if you realize anything noticeable. In the next, let's say the next seven days, they called me back, and they said, hey John, thanks for letting me know. There's nothing wrong. It was an old card there; there was a cracked bumper even before, so that was nothing you did. So, yeah, you don't owe us anything. And I just want to thank you for being so forthright. You see, when people do the right thing,
John C. Morley (20:49):
The other person's not looking to take advantage of you. I find too many people in our world are trying to take advantage of the other person because they believe they can. They believe they can. So, does that mean that it's the right thing to take advantage of? No, it doesn't mean it's the right thing at all. I don't believe it's the right thing at all. So, I know, ladies and gentlemen, that this can be very challenging, and I know some people don't necessarily want to; how can I say, get into this in a manner that is confrontational, okay? And I get that some people want to settle things outside the insurance company. There's nothing wrong with that. But I can tell you of a situation that happened to me. This was probably over ten years ago. I was at an outdoor park the first time I was ever there, and I parked my car way away from everyone who went to the park, and I walked back to my car, and still, nobody was around me. There were some cars behind me and on the side of it, but nobody was really close to my car. So I had plenty of room. And so, I got into the car, put my seatbelt on, and I was just about to press the button to start my car. And just before I did that, bam, I felt this; I was like, how could I feel movement in my car if I didn't even take the brake off if I didn't even start the car? Like how did that happen?
John C. Morley (22:31):
Car Stone Park car didn't start like this; this is weird. So, I got out of the car, walked outside, and noticed that this kid in the car had hit me. He, you know, bumped right into me. I mean, I felt the shock. And so, I said to him, look, I said, you know, license and registration. And so, he gets the license and the registration out for me. And he said, look, we don't want to call the cops. We don't want to call the insurance. And I made the dumb mistake, ladies and gentlemen, that I saw his license, and his license was the kind that was actually so, it wasn't horizontal, it was vertical. So, the picture was this way. So, it meant that he had just gotten his license and was really new at driving. And so, I didn't want to cause him a lot of painting, which I said, look, license registration, he gave you the information.
John C. Morley (23:19):
I took the pictures. I said, look, we won't call the cops. I said, as long as you're able to, you know. So, I said, no problem, I'll give you, my friend. He has a place, okay, fine. So, I didn't call the cops, which was the worst thing. You always call the cops, even if you don't do anything; you have to document it because once you leave the scene, it's like a, he said, he said thing, and nobody's there to witness it. And then the car's moved, and it's a whole problem. So, a couple of days went by, I went to my local autobody, and I said to the autobody, you know, what's it going to cost, yadda. And he says to me, John, he goes, you know, if we go through the insurance company, we're looking at like $3,500; if we do it outside the insurance company, we're looking at like about $2000 because the insurance company wanted a couple of other things done, they were going to probably throw in there.
John C. Morley (24:13):
So, I go back to him, and I say, look, I said, I've I went to my auto body shop, and you know, if you're going to pay for this, we do it outside the insurance company. He says we can fix the car for 15. He said $1,500. I said, yeah. I said, you know, I drive a luxury car. I said, you know, and any, you know, the bumper's a couple of thousand dollars easy. And they have to replace the side of it. So, I said, if you go to the insurance company, it's going to be like 4,200. And he says, okay. So got the information. So, we waited a week, and he didn't get back to me. And you know, I'm trying to give the benefit of the doubt. So, I say to him, look, I call him back, and I say, look, now I figure that he's not doing anything.
John C. Morley (24:56):
So, I decided to file a claim with my insurance company just to kind of, you know, make them aware of what happened. And so, I did, but I didn't take it any further. I just kind of got it on record, but it didn't go anywhere with it. But they all wanted proof of the accident and what had happened. I really didn't have that. Cause remember, I didn't call the cops. I was trying to be a nice guy. And so, he said he'd got a friend, he could do something for me. I said, okay, fine. He said he could fix my car for $500. So, I said there was no way he could fix my car for 500. He said, yeah, he said he can just kind of buff it up. I said the car is dented, like, I mean, there's a dent. And he actually caused the bumper underneath my car to brake.
John C. Morley (25:34):
So even though you didn't see really too much damage here, he caused the piece underneath because he hit it so hard, and he caused the piece underneath the bumper to crack. And so, he was giving me a very hard time. I actually had called his mom because she's the one that's actually got the policy. And they politely told me that I never wanted to get the car fixed. I said, no; I said I didn't have to be fixed today. I said, but I said I do want to get it fixed. So, she just tried to blow me off, which they did. And I had nothing to stand on because I didn't get the police report. If I had gotten the police report and he had played those games, he would've gone to court. So, the moral of my story here is that it's nice to play a nice guy, but you always got to get the report.
John C. Morley (26:22):
If you're somewhere and you know something happened, you got to get the report, and even if nothing gets done with it, the report stays with the police. And if you choose to exercise or do something with it, you can exercise. I mean, it's just a report. And so, if you get the report and they pay for it, well, then you just don't sit at the insurance company, right? You don't do anything with it. But this person did the wrong thing. And I always believe Karma's going to, you know, pay for that down the road. And I have to tell you that just because he was a new driver, I thought, hey, you know, this is going to be, you know, fine, and he's going to take care of it. But he just kind of kept blowing me off, and that wasn't the right thing to do. And once I learned that, I said, you know what? I said I'm not doing this again. This happens again. I'm calling the police. But when I tried to call the police to get a report, they're like, John, there's not much you can do. It's like days after the accident, there's nothing we can do. You know you can go and do a self-testimony, but there's nothing else we can do, and that's not going to stand up in a court.
John C. Morley (27:28):
And so, what happened? I wound up having to pay that out of my pocket, basically telling the insurance company it was a hit and run, and they tried to go after him, but they had no real way. So, it was no fault. And they kept saying that he didn't do it. I mean, it was just a whole game. We even had cameras that showed that he hit the car, and I went to the owner of the establishment of the park, and he, oh, I don't get involved with these things. So, if I had gone to the cops, they could have subpoenaed the data from the cameras, and I would've been protected. So being a nice guy doesn't always work in your best interest. So, making sure that you CYA, cover yourself, make sure you're protected, even if you don't need it, it's important to have that protection.
John C. Morley (28:17):
Alright, in other news, the US is securing the open-source Software Act of 2022. This, my friends, is absolutely amazing. So, it's a very hot topic. The US government has been working with the tech industry and open-source organizations such as Linux Foundation and the Open-Source Security Foundation to develop several initiatives over the past couple of years. And so, the White House Executive Order improving national Cybersecurity without a doubt had started subsequent initiatives and defined requirements for government agencies to take action on software security and particular open-source security. So, an important White House meeting with the tech industry leaders produced active working groups, and only a few weeks later, they issued the open-source software security mobilization plan. This plan includes ten streams of work and a budget designed to address high-priority security areas in the open-source software, from training and digital signatures to code views for top open-source projects and the issuance of a software bill of materials.
John C. Morley (29:26):
That's an SBOM Software Bill of Materials. So, one recent initiative regarding open-source security is the securing Open-Source Software Act. It was bipartisan legislation by the US Senator Gary Peters Democrat from Michigan, and Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio. Senator Peters and Portman are chairmen and ranking members of the Senate, Homeland Security, and Governmental Affairs Committee, respectively. And they were at the log for J Senate hearings and subsequent subsequently introduced this legislation to improve open-source security and best practices in the government by establishing the duties of the director of Cybersecurity in an infrastructure security agency, or we call it CISA, Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, CISA. So, the question is, you know, what's happening? I mean, there's still a lot that has to transpire, but I believe that this is definitely a step in the right direction. I'm in a really good direction. So, people think that if something's open-sourced that it's not secure. No, it's just how something is related and used. And I think this is a really good thing that's happening because nobody really cares about these things until it causes somebody a security breach. I mean, that's really what happens. All right, our last story for tonight, Elon Musk makes changes to Twitter that could make it hard to stop bots. So, this could be a slight problem.
John C. Morley (31:13):
It could be a slight problem. So, Elon has been saying for months that he wants to stamp out spam and fake accounts on Twitter, but the subtle change he's planning to make to the platform could complicate the goal. And in a tweet recently, Musk said Twitter would stop showing notations such as Twitter for iPhone and Twitter web, but app at the bottom of tweets, which are intended to indicate where users’ messages originate. The change might seem small compared to many other ways. This billionaire is upending the company, but it's a move that experts say could actually make it trickier to spot inauthentic activity on the social network. So why would he want to do this? And Musk announced the plan alongside several tweets in which Twitter's new owner apologized for the platform being super slow in many countries and explained that he would turn off some unnecessary parts of Twitter architecture as part of this.
John C. Morley (32:07):
He wrote, we will, and I quote, finally, stop adding what device a tweet was written on a waste of screen space and commute below every tweet. Literally, no one even knows why we did that. But even if Musk doesn't see the value in it, some academics do. Experts in malicious online activity and misinformation told CNN that knowing how a tweet was posted can serve as one of the many signals that accounts are coordinating posts on the social network, which can be a sign of suspicious activity such as spam or fishing. And it's going to be interesting and a quote that I would like to say from them, and it was, I quote, it could build evidence in combination with something else he said. Or you might look at a very large number of accounts that are already looking highly suspicious, and that field might confirm they're using some kind of automation.
John C. Morley (32:59):
I don't know. Musk said that the decision to potentially stop displaying source details is just one of many changes. And he plans to make the platform different as he moves quickly to cut costs, boost revenue, and rethink how one of the most influential social network functions can now function. Apart from helping to spot bots, tweet source details can provide a strong indicator for whether an account has been hacked, according to some of their representatives at Boston University and the co-director of the security lab. So, I think we've got to see what's happening. I'm not really sure where Twitter's going. I know I've used it for a while, but I don't see that it's really, and I don't think it's gaining the population. I hope that changes in 2023. I found it very difficult to get people to follow trends on Twitter. Why?
John C. Morley (33:53):
I think because there's been a lot of flak in the past, a lot of flak. And we're going to just have to see what Elon's got up to sleeve, you know, what he's playing to do. You know, why did Elon really buy Twitter? We still don't know. Was it for freedom of speech? I don't know, ladies and gentlemen; we're going to have to wait and see what exactly he's up to. So, I don't know; we'll just have to stay tuned with that and see where he is going and what changes are happening. We'll have to just kind of keep an eye on it and see, is this something good? Is this something bad? I don't know. I really don't know. But hopefully, he has some plans. Okay, hopefully. I don’t know. One thing that several companies have been talking about with Thanksgiving just around the corner is let's make Thanksgiving Day a no-technology day. So, this is a day that maybe you're just going to maybe just make it a few hours. So, when your family or friends come over, you know, unplug for technology, maybe just for those four or five hours, can you do that at the dinner table? So maybe you've got to check your technology in the morning, but you don't have to check it all day long. And please, for heaven's sake, don't check it at your dinner table. All right?
John C. Morley (35:24):
Making a choice to use technology and making a choice to unplug from technology, action will make us more human and allow others to connect with us on a level that we didn't think was possible. You see, when technology's here, and I love technology, it creates a barrier. If we put technology down, then suddenly there's a pathway for communication, right? And you might say, well, John, I only do this, or I only do this at that time. You can ask people that attend your meal to basically unplug for Thanksgiving. So, that means the moment they come over to your home, unplug for Thanksgiving, and ask everyone to just go cold Turkey. This one can be tough for a lot of football fans, but turn the TV off also during the meal; if you have those that are going to cry, schedule the meal four before or after the important game, rather than handling young children's technology to have it around and keep them quiet.
John C. Morley (36:40):
Include them in conversations and in preparations for the holiday meal. Let them work with you to set the dinner table. Bring out food. I know that from a very young age, my mom and dad and my grandparents always said to me, John, you know, you need to learn how to set the dinner table. And I'm very happy that I learned how to set the dinner table. A lot of my friends don't even know what saying the dinner table is where the knife goes, where the fork goes. They don't know where the cup and saucer go. So, that might seem very trivial, but it's a pretty neat thing. Invite all of your guests to participate in the spirit of the day by asking everyone to share what they're thankful for. And don't be really about technology. If, after dinner, someone wants to share their Pinterest page of Christmas decorating ideas or a video of their child's dancer.
John C. Morley (37:29):
So, I don't let them; rather than doing this at the table, find another part of the house with a comfortable space to use technology. Let's just keep the dinner table tech-free. Can you do that? To cheer ladies and gentlemen, let's keep our dinner table tech-free this Thanksgiving and make this an amazing Thanksgiving. Ladies and gentlemen, you know who I am by now. I am John C. Morley, a serial entrepreneur. It has been an amazing privilege, a pleasure, and an honor, and I'm so grateful to have you guys with me here on the JMOR Tech Talk Show. I'm also very grateful that there are so many other channels I have out there that you can check out for free. Like my new blogs this year that I've been writing quite a bit, my latest one, I believe I just wrote, was Streetlights.
John C. Morley (38:26):
Now you might be saying, John, what, what's unique about Streetlights? Well, I'm not going to share the whole can of wax here, but Streetlights may be replaced. Now, if you want to learn more about what I'm talking about, go to Believemeachieveachieve.com. You can check out, of course, lots of things like John C. Morley, serial Entrepreneur, and the LinkedIn Group JMOR Tech Talk Show. Of course, John's recent articles, John's Daily National Day videos, there is so much stuff that you guys can check out. You're going to be, when I tell you blown away, you're going to be blown away. And by the way, ladies and gentlemen, November 18th, do you know what today is? I want to take a moment to wish Mickey Mouse a happy birthday.
John C. Morley (39:20):
And you might be saying to me, John, how old is Mickey Mouse? Well, Mickey Mouse is actually 94 years old, but he doesn't look a day over five, does he? So, Mickey Mouse officially is 94 years old; he starred in 1928. So, let's take a moment, ladies and gentlemen, and just sing Happy Birthday to Mickey Mouse. All right, really quick; happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday Mickey Mouse. Happy birthday to you. I know what he is going to say, John; that was swell. Yes, Mickey, it was swell. And you've always put a smile on my face and many kids of different ages. And I think right now, celebrating the fact that today is Mickey Mouse's birthday is definitely a very interesting day. It's also, by the way, today is princess day.
John C. Morley (40:21):
So, if there is a lovely young lady in your family, a great day to let her shine through her beauty, and being a princess doesn't mean that she has to have all kinds of makeup. In fact, just making them look pretty by the way they comb their hair or brush their hair or what they wear, I think, is a really amazing thing. And I will tell you that knowing that you are beautiful without makeup is really something pretty impressive. So also, today, ladies and gentlemen, is Vishiswa Day. Yeah, what the heck is that? So that is a soup made thick with pure leaks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock. Vishiswa is traditionally served cold, but sometimes it's eaten hot. Culinary historians debated the original Vishiswa and the man most credited for the reinvention of the soup, the French chef Louis Diat back in 1950; the New Yorker magazine interviewed Diat, who was the chef at the Ritz Carlton in New York City.
John C. Morley (41:38):
He had told them. And so, I'm going to leave you with two important things. One, go have yourself some VIIs Soup today. You know, sing Mickey Mouse a birthday song. Watch a Mickey Mouse movie. And you know what, ladies and gentlemen, prepare now to have a Thanksgiving meal that's unplugged from technology. And if you could do that now, I think there are so many things that you'll be able to discuss that technology might be preventing you from. Now I think technology's amazing and great, but I am all for the fact that sometimes we need to just unplug from technology. Can you do that? Can you connect to the human element of your body and other people's bodies? Because if you do that, I feel a connection, a bond is going to be made, and you might just develop some even closer friendships with the family.
John C. Morley (42:36):
You've been working so hard to just start to make an acquaintance with me, Ladies and gentlemen; I'm John C. Morley, serial Entrepreneur; I appreciate you watching our show. Definitely below any of the videos; just click on that PayPal link, and make a choice to buy my team and a cup of coffee, a savory dessert, or some fruit. Either way, we'll invest that technology in new equipment, new software, new facilities, and even new ideas to inspire you to become a better version of yourself. And again, we have lots of great guests coming up in 2023. Let's make a choice now to have this Thanksgiving. November, yes, this Thanksgiving. Let's make a choice. Ladies and gentlemen, Thanksgiving this year, November 24th, is the day that you unplug from technology, and you're grateful for every single thing you have, and you celebrate that without connecting to it. Have a wonderful day, and let's use our body's energy to engage and connect with people and create lasting impressions that we'll be able to share even when the power goes out.
John C. Morley (43:50):
Have yourself a great rest of your weekend, and I'm going to be back, ladies and gentlemen, the day after Thanksgiving. Don't eat too much Thanksgiving food. Maybe just a little bit of pie, a little bit of pecan, maybe not too much Turkey, not too much stuffing because, you know, you don't want to have this belly. It's like really, really big. And prepare to rest after Thanksgiving because everyone gets tired. And the last thing I want to share with you is, you know, why do people get tired after Thanksgiving meal? Well, the short answer to that is most scientists think that there's a different reason why eating a special meal might make you drowsy.
John C. Morley (44:32):
Eating a big Thanksgiving dinner causes an increased blood flow to the stomach, needing to help digest the food, and less blood flow to the blue to the brain. So pretty interesting. And they say Turkey also contains tryptophan and amino acids that the body needs to make vitamin B three and niacin and serotonin, a hormone that helps you relax. So, after you have that meal, sit down, relax, and maybe have a board game, but stay unplugged from technology and celebrate your life with the people you care about. And I'll see you guys on November 25th with another great episode. We'll be talking about all the things you need to get ready for in December. Have a wonderful, happy health at a very blessed Thanksgiving, everyone. Take care now.