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It seems that Microsoft wonīt settle with being market leader in the computing business, and is now aiming at the watches market.
Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announced yesterday at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These first "smart watches," to be created by international watchmakers Citizen, Fossil and Suunto, are built on Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT), a new technology platform designed to improve the functionality and usefulness of everyday objects.
Read more at Mircosoftīs site ... (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2003/jan03/01-09SPO****ches.asp)
01-11-2003, 03:17 PM
Great stuff, at least M$ delivers the goods.
errr ... Paul Gadd is the real name of Gary Glitter aint it ? ... I read in the Paper that Gary Glitter was been arrested ....
01-11-2003, 03:30 PM
Paul Gadd is the real name of Gary Glitter aint it ?
I read in the Paper that Gary Glitter was been arrested
Yes he did, before christmas, is there some sort of connection with M$`s smart watches and Glitters crimes?
01-11-2003, 03:33 PM
01-11-2003, 04:30 PM
a new technology platform designed to improve the functionality and usefulness of everyday objects.
Try my ass, Microsoft.
It looks like Wal-mart has similar plans for world domination (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030113-404212,00.html).
01-12-2003, 03:31 AM
If i want a watch with lots of features ill either wait for casio to release something or ill wait to see if ibm and citizens linux powerd watch comes out for the public but microsoft you can shove it who wants a blue screen of death on a watch this thing would crash just telling the time .
I hope Suunto won't use any M$ stuff in their diving computers....wouldn't want to trust my life to that :-).
01-12-2003, 11:39 AM
I'm surprised someone hasn't commented with the old chestnut "are they sure they can fit a BSOD message on a screen that small?". So I will.
I was reading something about this in the paper the other day. I was thinking "Cool" until I saw the "M" word. After that I was so disappointed. I would like a new watch, but it would have to have something cool to make me buy it. This type of thing would be cool. Stupid Microsoft will be selling SPOT toilet paper soon, a long with their line of SPOT water. Both would still support USB :-D
That site would have to be one very unpopular site :-D
01-12-2003, 07:44 PM
That site would have to be one very unpopular site
Far from it, the real Glitter fans are still around worshiping the godfather of glam, i have even signed up for a free glam rocking Gary Glitter email address,
The Glitter phenomenon is back.
01-13-2003, 01:56 AM
M$ delivers? LOL
The whole Sendo affair was mainly because M$ wasn't able to deliver a bugfree OS for a cellphone (18 months + delay).. And still buggy!
01-13-2003, 02:13 AM
I initially read the last sentence as
"a new technology platform designed to improve the functionality and uselessness of everyday objects."
Then I re-read it and decided the first way was better.
1st Hawaiian: "Eh, Brah, what time stay?"
2nd Hawaiian: "Ah dunno.. my watch had change to one blue color?"
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