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Joe Stanganelli
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7/4/2015 | 9:07:31 AM
Re: Sony
I see the benefit.  I got to personally demo Sony's Smarteyeglass earlier this year, and it was neat.  The industrial use is very clear, as the glasses can be used to recognize objects and give realtime instructions.

Although I can't imagine wearing those for a full shift.  I'd get tired of looking at the text displays.
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7/4/2015 | 9:04:16 AM
Re: No Gee Whiz Factor Here
@Technocrati: The flaw in the technology -- as was the flaw with many regular beepers back then -- was that it allowed you to send anonymous messages that weren't time-stamped.

So it got into my head to have some fun with dear old dad and spend a week sending him repeated messages that said "LOW BATTERY".

(Sometimes I sent messages that said "L W BATTERY" to make it look like the display was fading.)
Joe Stanganelli
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7/3/2015 | 10:10:12 AM
Re: Sony
My dad has a saying: "There are no bad ideas -- just bad timing."

Google Glass, for its part, was probably ahead of its time.  (The product did serve as a PR coup, at least, for Google.)

Augmented reality glasses -- ones that have been around longer than Google Glass -- have recently started to get more attention for enterprise/industrial use.
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7/3/2015 | 10:05:36 AM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
To be fair, that's better than getting an allergic reaction or sustaining a chemical burn from the regular material.  ;)
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7/2/2015 | 5:39:56 AM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
They probably could figure it out if they wanted to...but, you know, planned obsolescence and all...
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7/2/2015 | 5:38:57 AM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
@vnewman2: Different skillsets, different "genres" of craftsmanship.

Perhaps someday the programming of today will seem quaint.

Of course, another big difference is that classic Swiss timepieces aren't made on an assembly line.
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6/30/2015 | 11:30:58 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
@vnewman2: Indeed.  Nearly any tech, for that matter.  I spend so many hours staring at a computer screen.  When I'm rich, I am so done with this whole Internet thing.  I'll just sit by the pool -- and pay someone to print out interesting web pages.
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6/30/2015 | 11:29:30 PM
Re: No Gee Whiz Factor Here
YEARS ago, my dad had a special "beeper watch" that allowed people to send text messages to his watch for him to read.  This was in the '90s.  So, to be fair, it's not like reading messages on your watch is a particularly new concept.
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6/30/2015 | 11:26:52 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
I went on a date with a girl just this past weekend who had a FitBit.  She showed it off to me and told me how she was able to use the data, in a matter of weeks, to find a better sleep pattern for herself.  Understanding her sleep needs better, she is now more well rested.  It was fascinating to hear a real-world example, face-to-face, from someone about how a FitBit helped improve someone's life.
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6/29/2015 | 11:19:53 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
(Obligatory "You can't keep a Good server down" joke goes here.)
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