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Microsoft Plots Wristwatch Revolution
Macguru

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Msg#: 4022 posted 5:49 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Apparently unsatisfied with having all but completely subjugated desktop computing, or carving out a sizable piece of the handheld computing market, or launching a determined assault on the market for mobile phone software, Microsoft wants to create software that will run on a new generation of smart wristwatches.

More here [forbes.com]

 

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Msg#: 4022 posted 5:53 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

I didn't expect a serious article. I thought we'd get a funny picture. :)

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Msg#: 4022 posted 5:57 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

OK lawman,

Here is your funny pic [home.imf.au.dk].

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Msg#: 4022 posted 5:59 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Macguru has something for everyone :)

Craig

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Msg#: 4022 posted 6:09 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

They're calling it DirectBand technology. The phrase "Citizen's Band" will take on a whole new meaning....

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Msg#: 4022 posted 6:09 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Here is one for you [freespace.virgin.net] creative_craig. :)

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Msg#: 4022 posted 6:31 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

PS - I notice that the article mentions bringing new functionality to refrigerator magnets too. Wasn't it Dick Tracy, of wristwatch fame, who also said that "The nation that controls magnetism will rule the universe?"

grnidone



 
Msg#: 4022 posted 1:02 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think there are wristwatches now that allow you to receive emails and news from yahoo messenger:

[timex.com...]

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