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Triple D's To Die For



February 03, 2010 – Comments (5)

Alstry's blogging is going to take on a more positive perspective focusing in part on what will be ahead of us.

Right now there are three themes, any one of which is incredibly convulsive to our current lifestyles...taken together, we are in the process of a revolutionary change and leap forward which will propel humanity into an existence only dreamed about in novels and movies.

The three themes are Deleveraging, Deindustrialization, and Digitization.

The first two are creatively destructive, and the third will move man forward further than any prior process in history.

Remember, it was not too long ago, it took 30 men to farm 1200 acres of land.  Today, one can handle it easily.  The fact that over 95% of the farmers were displaced from their livlihood did not stop the progress of humanity, in fact, industrialization arguably improved man's quality of life.

The change from Industrialization to Digitization will be even more radical, convulsive and exciting than the change from agriculture to industrialization.

As many of you may Fools may summize, few in America or the world for that matter, have spent as much time or resources as Alstry focusing on this issue of transforming the world into a digital existance.

The impact will be far wider and more intrusive than many of you can imagine.  The way health care is delivered, the reduced need for real estate and people in current paradigms, the creative destruction of most of what we view as "normal" today, the types of structures and communities we live in......everything will be impacted.

You think farmers in the agricultural age could imagine the life we are living today???

My blogging will be divided into three parts....two of which will be perceived as negative due to Deindustrialization and Deleveraging.....the thrid will be much more optimistic as we center on Digitization.

Hang on, it will be a ride few are mentally ready for.......

5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 03, 2010 at 11:20 AM, jddubya (< 20) wrote:

"As many of you may Fools may summize, few in America or the world for that matter, have spent as much time or resources as Alstry focusing on this issue of transforming the world into a digital existance."

LOL - that is so hilarious!  I'm going to give you the rest of this month off.

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#2) On February 03, 2010 at 12:14 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Digital delivery of movies will elimiate the utility of video stores freeing up tens of millions of square feet of retail space with no current replacement need.

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#3) On February 03, 2010 at 1:06 PM, weg915 (< 20) wrote:

I agree.  Digital Delivery is the way.   My kids and their friends don't see any difference in value between digital and physical assets. 

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#4) On February 03, 2010 at 4:44 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Hot Topic January same-store sales fall 13.1%

If it can be purchased probably will be and 75-80% of current retail space will soon be obsolete.

A friend of mine purchased a foreclosure home in Lehigh Acres in the Fort Meyers area of FL today from a major national bank for $25,900....this was the price of a lot just a few years ago.  I used to blog that homes were going to be basically worthless going forward in many parts of  the this case, buy the lot, get the home free in a decent area of a blue collar neighborhood.

In the digital will have much less economic value than they did in the industrial age....I expect at least a 75-80% reduction in values from current pricing going forward.

As I was blogging last will be likely that millions of municipal workers will lose their jobs as we morph from the industrial age to the digital is my current belief that that the concept of cities, counties, and states will be unnecessary in a digital world.

The layoffs really kicked in after 11.10.9

Update: Palm Beach County school district - Considering Job Cuts up to 1,600

Corona-Norco Unified School District - Budget Cuts may = up to 400

Mamaroneck School District - 54 Job Cuts Possible

Pearl River County School - 30 Job Cuts Possible

Based on current trends...America will likely lose at least 25,000,000 jobs in 2010..............that will be a lot of foreclosures and bankruptcies ahead.

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#5) On February 03, 2010 at 6:21 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


CBSNEWS anchorwoman and 60 MINUTES contributor Katie Couric faces a dramatic pay cut at the network, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

CBS boss Les Moonves is determined to save money and trim expenses -- from top to bottom -- at the former crown jewel of broadcasting.

Couric, the highest paid TV news personality in history, commands over $14 million a year, plus bumps for non-EVENING NEWS appearances.

But her salary is now in the direct line of fire, network insiders explain, and a populist backlash against Couric's cash is said to be forming inside the newsroom.

"She makes enough to pay 200 news reporters $75,000 a year!" demands a veteran producer. "It's complete insanity."

The angry source continues: "We report with great enthusiasm how much bankers are making, how it is out of step with reality during a recession. Well, look at Katie!"


Couric's $300,000 a week paycheck has become the obsession of disgruntled CBS staff, just as deep layoffs rock the fishbowl.

Dozens of employees -- including staff members in D.C., San Francisco, Miami, London, Los Angeles and Moscow -- are being let go,
the NEW YORK OBSERVER reports.

Couric's current CBS contract expires next year.

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