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Old 08-07-2014, 08:24 AM
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What other consumer devices that use large computer screens are not customized? The majority are. For example, if you get on a Delta plane, the screen image is not just "Boeing", but "Delta". I work in software. The first thing that any company wants, is their logo on the software. The next thing they want is their branded colors. They don't want it to be generic. IBM is working with Apple to sell iPads. Correction - "customized" iPads.

Should this be part of the "Individual" program? I would hope it wouldn't be chargeable. Like a language or time setting in iDrive. How would you feel if the graphics in the car looked like your car?

I find it strange that people are happy that they can "code" their car - but seem to accept that certain things like iDrive can't be coded and think that's fine.
And a lot of us are from a generation before the so called "personal" computer and are used to take what we get and make the most of it...
Seems everyone wants the world to turn around themselves nowadays... J/S
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:27 AM
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:47 AM
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And a lot of us are from a generation before the so called "personal" computer and are used to take what we get and make the most of it...
Seems everyone wants the world to turn around themselves nowadays... J/S
It's been like that since the day that restaurants started putting salt and pepper shakers on tables. That's a form of personalization. It's just that in the last 20 years, technology has allowed personalization at a level that is unprecedented. My wife's been in technology CRM (customer relationship management) for almost 15 years.

I remember about 20 years ago, when the Tamagotchi craze hit Japan and Asia. I was in electronics at the time, and told my then manager that I had no interest in kids games, professionally and personally. I was admonished for my short sighted thinking, and how this affected the way overall society was heading, and how it would impact indirectly what I do, and present market opportunities. Lo and behold - the games you get on iPads etc. today need you to keep coming back daily to them.

Personalization is everywhere. You just don't think about it. From the doctor's office, to school, to utilities. Even your car - imagine if they didn't have access to your service history? It's just behind the scenes.

I've got kids, and one day probably grand kids. So I always (try to) look forward. The young mind in an old body approach.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:35 AM
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It's been like that since the day that restaurants started putting salt and pepper shakers on tables. That's a form of personalization. It's just that in the last 20 years, technology has allowed personalization at a level that is unprecedented. My wife's been in technology CRM (customer relationship management) for almost 15 years.

I remember about 20 years ago, when the Tamagotchi craze hit Japan and Asia. I was in electronics at the time, and told my then manager that I had no interest in kids games, professionally and personally. I was admonished for my short sighted thinking, and how this affected the way overall society was heading, and how it would impact indirectly what I do, and present market opportunities. Lo and behold - the games you get on iPads etc. today need you to keep coming back daily to them.

Personalization is everywhere. You just don't think about it. From the doctor's office, to school, to utilities. Even your car - imagine if they didn't have access to your service history? It's just behind the scenes.

I've got kids, and one day probably grand kids. So I always (try to) look forward. The young mind in an old body approach.

To that point, your key for your BMW and my key for my Porsche "knows" individual settings for seating, climate, and entertainment. Also, this notion of personalization occurred to me yesterday when I took my mother-in-law, who is visiting from L.A., to the CVS for her prescription and saw that CVS' computer system recognized her and her L.A. physician.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:26 PM
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Thank you. Actually, my life is not that great. Because I try and live simply. I don't have 10 watches, 5 cars, vacation home, dog etc. So I tend to have more bandwidth to gripe about the things I do have. I'm more into the "rental of things" model than "ownership". Less quantity, higher quality.

Same number of gripes spread over less number of things = More gripes per thing.
Respect to you on simple living and high thinking. Very well put. One must enjoy what we have to the fullest and aspire for perfection in whatever we pursue (or own or rent) - this eventually improves one's own quality of life and when scaled up, improves the quality of life of other's as well.

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