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Old 07-13-2013, 08:44 PM   #51
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Will the cloud make my ford car so smart that it realizes the transmission shouldn't grind, rattle, and shake?

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:41 AM   #52
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Ah yes, the mystical magical Cloud. Gotta love all these marketing buzzwords.
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Yes, I am a sme on cloud implementation for a fortune 200 company. I have seen a lifetime worth of marketing hype and vendor cloud washing. My post was of course tongue in cheek.

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Not sure why you are so annoyed by people talking about apple.
I'm annoyed that people seem to want to punish a company that is being proactive, all the while supporting companies that never innovate.

It's not just about Apple; it's about doing something right or wrong. If a tech company knows how to make in-car systems right, then the struggling manufacturers should step aside and let third parties do the hard work until they have the wherewithal to do it themselves. There's absolutely no reason other than greed that consumers should have to use sub-standard closed systems in their very expensive vehicles when you can get better performance out of some $0.99 apps.
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"Vendor cloud washing", that's a good one!

I am a Validation Engineer working on 10GbE Data Center products and I just shake my head every time I see the term "cloud" when it's applied to network computing.

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thats why this generation stinks!

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I'm annoyed that people seem to want to punish a company that is being proactive, all the while supporting companies that never innovate.

It's not just about Apple; it's about doing something right or wrong. If a tech company knows how to make in-car systems right, then the struggling manufacturers should step aside and let third parties do the hard work until they have the wherewithal to do it themselves. There's absolutely no reason other than greed that consumers should have to use sub-standard closed systems in their very expensive vehicles when you can get better performance out of some $0.99 apps.
I totally agree. that's exactly why (although I dislike our legal system) I'm totally pro this new class action suit against Ford - Hagens Berman - http://www.hbsslaw.com/resources/new...stem-Defective) and Grant & Eisenhofer (http://www.currentlegalcases.com/cas...h-lawsuit.html) - for anyone that has no idea what i'm talking about.

What bothers me most is the fact that we have come to a place where companies have lost the pride in what they do. You can build a system with errors as long as you acknowledge them and try to rectify. I might take this post out of context but in line with the original thread of why automakers shouldn't be entertainment technologists, my sync issues are case in point of this issue. Ford creates awesome cars! forget about reliability for a second, but the ecoboost engine (the five out of the six that actually work) are an unbelievable leap in technology.
MFT on the other hand makes me question if Ford is a car manufacturer or a new play station producer.
Ford, stay with what you're good at!
Unfortunately the only voice that I as a consumer really have is precisely these (ugly) class action suits.
just my two cents
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