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afwriter
afwriter
9/27/2017 12:30:13 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
I didn't get my first smartphone until I was in my mid-20s but I have pretty much made a career off of using and writing about mobile technology since then. Before that my family didn't even have a cordless phone, in fact, we still had a rotary phone in one room. 

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afwriter
afwriter
9/27/2017 12:26:52 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
My kids are 7 and 4 and anytime we come by a piece of antiquated technology I enjoy being able to regale them with stories about what life was like before we had computers in my pockets. My favorite was when my 7-year-old could not wrap her head around the fact that Facetime wasn't always a thing. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
9/27/2017 12:04:00 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
I remember pay phones and fax machines too!

And no cable. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/27/2017 8:11:55 AM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
@afwriter - that's a really fair question - how would all of our lives be different without technology. While I am a Millenial, and there's this misconception that as such I've been around technology my whole life, that just isn't true. I very much remember my life before technology. Though I do have the uncommon scenario of having my Mom who actually teaches all things technology at the high school she works at - and has since I was 7. So I've also been around technology for the majority of my life. So what would my life have been like if my Mom hadn't involved in technology for such a good chunk of my life? Such a good thought!

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afwriter
afwriter
9/26/2017 11:19:22 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
This is a great point! A lot of my work follows the same kind of structure, I often think about how I would have a completely different life and career if it wasn't for the invention of the smartphone. 

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afwriter
afwriter
9/26/2017 11:13:13 PM
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Re: NFV Organizational Buy Ins
That is still what is happening in every Apple Store and AT&T in America (obviously iPad not Toshiba).

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freehe
freehe
9/26/2017 9:52:13 PM
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Re: NFV Organizational Buy Ins
@JohnBarnes, That is a good point. Great insight as always, thanks for sharing. That is probably the single best way to get new customers and to retain customers. It always reduces churn especially in the telco industry.

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freehe
freehe
9/26/2017 9:49:52 PM
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Re: NFV Organizational Buy Ins
@Ariella, I agree. Collaboration is a key element in ensuring the success of any new technology implementation. Bring customers along in the process is smart. Why don't more companies follow the same path?

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freehe
freehe
9/26/2017 9:47:35 PM
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Standards
Standards are so important to the implementation and viability of a new technology. It amazes me how no one ever thinks about developing standards until years after a technology has been developed.

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freehe
freehe
9/26/2017 9:46:04 PM
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BT NFV Approach
BT is showing that they are a leader in the industry. Creating their own app store and allowing customers to download functions to a blade or router is amazing. I am excited to see what else they develop.

 

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