What struck me about the story of Morse, his inventions, and his salesmanship had little do with the technological feat. Rather, it was the contrast in consumer response between one country and another. Standage covers the societal discrepancies in our relationships with technology. Those discrepancies remain. 2PM covered China and America’s eCommerce contrasts in great detail . In one example from a previous report, I explain that eCommerce in China makes up nearly 40% of all retail transacted. In America, that number is just 11.2% according to Q4 2019’s Census. We have access to the same technologies but we use them in vastly different ways.
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