PDA form factor (was: Thoughts about iWalk)
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 18:03:10 +0100 (MET)
On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> though: I've been watching the wearables world for to see when I can
> have my Palm HMD and it's far from happening. Any idea why something
prices lousy, since demand is simply not there. I hope plastic or OLEDs
will land in a few years, making things simpler.
> like a text-mode display on clear glass spectacles/contact lenses and
> activated without a direct wire is so hard? Compared to black magic
Look at the EG-7 on that page. I don't mind the bulk. I would tolerate a
lot of it to have a bright crisp megapixel virtual display in front of me.
> like nanotech, and given that I know nothing whatsoever about physical
> science, it seems trivial. You figure out how to change the color or
> transparency of a thing with a given radio frequency. You make each
> pixels one of these things. You broadcast a weak signal. You get
> fabulously wealthy.
First, you go broken, because you're too early.
> To simplify the problem a little bit: all I want is text mode word
> processing. Monochrome is fine, 160x160 is fine.
> What's so hard about this?
The usual bootstrap problem. Apart from the software (location-aware
wearable development is going to be interesting), it's the displays that
are killing you.