Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Internet is your Friend

Most of us know how helpful the internet can be. Although several of us are still frustrated by it.

A lot of people just don't know where to look and get filled with unrelated or offensive information every time they go online.

Our team completed a mid-sized home automation project yesterday. In this particular system we have security, climate, lighting, home theater & music. All of it connected to the "internet" of course and controlled with universal remotes and iPad's.

I was very excited toward the end of the day to show this client how to use his new system. As I was demonstrating things, he stopped me to see if I could show him where the "shuffle" button was for his 5 disc cd player. Ok, I went ahead and programmed it in for him real quick.

Its amazing how happy that made him. I was joking around and explaining that if the "shuffle" button made him happy, just wait. "The internet is going to be your new best friend." Needless to say, I had some exciting new things to show him.

If you walk into this client's office, he has a full wall of CD's. Now knowing this client was into music, I had gone ahead and added several internet music options for him. As soon as I showed him the Rhapsody, and Pandora sections and showed him how easy it was to find and enjoy his favorite music, he seemed very intrigued.

I say "intrigued" because taking a music lovers CD collection and condensing it down to a small digital device like an iPod or streaming internet music service can be kind of a shock.

I know after using Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker Radio, etc... those CD's are going to start collecting dust. Its just easier,and Better.

Now who wouldn't want to be friends with easy and better?

*Disclaimer.... Unless you want the absolute best sound and high end listening experience. If that's the case, then you should hold onto your super audio cd's, vinyl records, tower speakers, leather recliner, red wine, frosty beard and fancy sport coat.

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