On July 1, 1930, Richard G. Hendrickson called the National Weather Service and reported the temperature from his family’s Long Island farm. And, according to the NYT, he’s done the same every day since. “Twice a day, every day, he has recorded the temperature, precipitation and wind from the same area of Bridgehampton. He has been at it through 14 presidencies, 13 New York governorships and 14 mayoralties in that city 96 miles away. The Weather Service says he has taken more than 150,000 individual readings.” Keep your venture capitalists and your fancy technology. No one disintermediates Richard G. Hendrickson.