Checks and the future

In the years preceding my move to the San Francisco Bay Area, I never wrote a check. Time spent in places like Singapore and the UK drove home one point – checks were antiquated. We lived in the age of online transfers.

But, as I pulled open my check book recently, I realized that I’ve written many checks during my time here.

It is fascinating because it’s been more than 2 decades since online payment took its roots here. And, at this moment, many an entrepreneur in the area is focused on reinventing payments again with crypto.

And, yet, here I am writing checks.

The idea that “the future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed” rings so true.