NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- One hallmark of our society: We complain. A lot.
In these parts, we like to -- I think misguidedly -- urinate and moan about cable. That it's a bad deal simply because we pay, often more than $100 a month, for a bunch of channels we don't even watch. For the sake of lamentation, we'll agree to agree. We'll set reality aside, suspend counterarguments and consider cable and satellite great American ripoffs. But, beyond that, we've got it good as consumers of media and technology.
We don't take the time often enough -- or at all -- to stop and consider how good we have got it. And then tie it back to the bubbly technology (and, to a lesser extent, media) sector.
Amazon.com (AMZN). At the expense of the company's top and bottom lines, Jeff Bezos has made our lives disgustingly easy. For $100 a year, you get all sorts of streaming media and, more importantly, two-day shipping that doesn't feel like it takes two days. Because, quite regularly, it doesn't take two days. I get at least half of my Amazon orders the next day, often on Sunday.
You go to a brick and mortar retail store and -- within seconds -- you can purchase almost everything you see via the Amazon app. Somehow, Amazon negated our need for instant gratification. We're more than happy to fire up our iPhones (you don't even need a Fire Phone!) and wait 24-48 hours to get our goods.