"Factory settings"

Giving My Bones to the Western LandsFactory settings means the original setting for a device when it was first delivered from the factory. A factory reset is a process that clears all data and settings from a device and returns it to its default settings, meaning that the device is reset to the point where it is in the same state it was in when it was first taken out of the box. Factory settings can be applied to other areas in life. It could refer to the default beliefs installed when you were a child or a position you absorbed from your environment growing up. Sometimes factory settings have a very funny edge. For example, removing your make-up or when an employee gets too drunk and runs amok at an office party, or when a boss lose control, and chastise all employees. They all showed their factory settings. The concept of factory settings could be extended to your taste in music. Your taste may change over time. This is only natural progression. There's a quote in "High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby of how the protagonist's music taste evolved "I can tell you how I got from Deep Purple to Howling Wolf in just 25 moves". To paraphrase the quote, "I can tell you how I got from Slade to gothic country in just 25 moves". Scientists have found that the music you grew up with leave a lasting imprint. What would happen if yours truly was reset to factory settings? Then "Old New Borrowed and Blue" with Slade would come from the loud speakers. Actually, it's spinning right now in the cd player. But, don't worry. My settings have been upgraded several times.  

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