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"J. Greg Mackinnon" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 5 Jan 2006 11:38:43 -0500
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Hope Greenberg wrote:
> You're probably right about the expense/quality ratio being not quite 
> where it shold be yet. I found it interesting for another reason, 
> though. We see lots of tech ideas and experiments. Heck, those MIT 
> guys were doing wearble computing in the 80s and IBM has hosted a 
> wearable computing fashion show for umpteen years now. So it's not the 
> idea of the gadget or even the quality of it--it's the fact that it 
> has come to market. Sure, lots of things do, and lots of things fail, 
> but it seems that once that experiment to prototype to marketable item 
> process has happened, many of those same gadgets end up taking hold in 
> one form or another. Look at Newtons. They flopped, but they opened 
> the door.
>
> - Hope
Pah... surely you have forgotten about the Nintendo Virtual Boy:
http://www.nintendo.com/systemsclassic?type=vb
Wario looked especially evil in monochrome red.

-Greg

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