Re: personality transmitters

Ka-Ping Yee (
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 19:24:11 -0700

Dan Clemmensen wrote:
> Why not just put your picture, and realaudio "Hello", and perhaps
> a video clip all on your web page. Then you can just send the URL
> over a lo-bandwidth local circuit. You could do the web part today.

The "web part" would probably make the information much more
expensive to get at. Believe it or not, not everybody has
Ricochet yet...

I haven't used a Newton, but they are supposed to be able to
"squirt" business card information in IR. It's a terrible
shame they didn't include an IR bulb in the PalmPilot for
transferring (say) address book records, especially since i
hear that the Dragonball even has specialized pins for IR
output. <sigh>

Then again, it sounds like what we're after is a radio
transmitter: one that you don't need to intentionally
activate broadcasting for. But your batteries wouldn't last.