Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 04 Jun 1997 21:24:06 -0400 wrote:
> Eugene Leitl writes:
> > With a good headup, I can read while walking on the street.
> Please no! It's bad enough having people who think they can talk on their
> phones and walk at the same time, but reading!?

What is your problem with other people talking on their cellular phones?
Are you bothered because you are so self involved that you think that
the rest of the world should spend its time watching you as you go by?
> > I can let the machine read my mail, and dictate responses.
> > There is lots of small, irritating waits which can be utilized much better.
> Making
> > tree killing obsolete is impossible without a good head-up, and a head
> tracker, and
> > both are impossible without a wearable.
> Why, exactly, do you need a head-up and a head tracker to replace paper ?
> When was the last time you walk around with paper stuck to your face ?
> (don't answer). Here's a good replacement for paper, paper! Smart paper,
> made from thin, flexible displays or smart ink. You can pick it up, write on
> it, save the document and leave it for the next person.

What the hell are you talking about here. Just giving a high tech
electronic or nano device a fancy name like "smart paper" does not make
it paper. Besides, paper is opaque, so you cannot read it and walk at
the same time. With a heads up, you can do both.

> > People yearn for wearables. They just don't know it yet.
> I think people know exactly what they want - something that works, something
> that makes life easier. I think one of the reasons why they aren't getting
> what they want is the acceptance that computers are complex, difficult
> machines.

If that is so, why haven't we had fax machines since the instant the
phone was invented, or at least since radio or tv was invented? If
people knew they needed fax machines, then they should have been hard at
work on them decades before they were available.

What it takes is one person or company with the money available that is
willing to bite it for a while and really pump the PR machine up until
enough people see the need for it that they create a critical mass
market. In today's risk averse environment, it takes people with vision
that is still only present in a precious few.
> >Now this is a challenge for marketing.

			Michael Lorrey
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