Thursday, January 29, 2004

Watching information

Here's a pretty in-depth review of the new Microsoft SPOT tecchnology from MobileWhack. I have only had a chance to briefly play with a SPOT (by the way, SPOT stands for Smart Personal Object Technology), but it doesn't seem that cool. Quite frankly, I just don't see a watch as an information device. I guess I have a different reaction when I see someone check a watch vs. pull out a cellphone, PDA, Blackberry, etc. to check information. Perhaps this goes back to my intolerance for people that wear expensive watches and can't stop looking at them: A Rolex tells time, same as the Casio G-Shock. Is a Rolex a lifestyle choice for others to notice? You bet. Is a SPOT watch a lifestyle choice? Personally, I don't think so.

No comments: