An eleventh use for the next big thing

James Hong
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 13:29:38 -0800

Hey, that one is pretty Hot, I'll give her a 9. This one is ok, i'll give
her a 6....


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ka-Ping Yee" <>
To: "Eirikur Hallgrimsson" <>
Cc: "Rob Shavell" <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 12:28 PM
Subject: Ten uses for the next big thing

> On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Eirikur Hallgrimsson wrote:
> > What's the application for this?  So, suddenly, you can throw a snapshot
> > someone's cellphone.   It *would* drive data connectivity, but why does
> > anyone need it?   Why would I want someone to send me a picture.
> What restaurant are we having dinner at again?  No, i don't remember the
> cross street.  Look for the one with the big sign... here, i'll show you.
> Roadside assistance, please.  Hi, yeah, my car broke down on the side of
> the highway and i think there's something wrong with the engine...
> Yes, i'd like ground shipping.  That'll get here in about a week, right?
> Could you show me the product before i give you my credit card number?
> I was just talking to Bill -- do you remember him from the conference last
> May?  Let me send you his number and photo; i'm sure you'll recognize him.
> Hi, honey.  I'm at the store but i'm not sure which kind of chair would
> look better at the kitchen table.  What do you think?
> What's up?  Oh, yeah, the party's just getting started.  You're on your
> way?  Where are you?  Here, i'll draw you a map.
> Hey, Alice.  Where are you on the exhibition floor?  I know, this event is
> huge.  I'm watching this incredible demo.  You have to see this thing.
> Your name is what?  How do you spell that again?  Was that a P or a T?
> A what or a what?  I'm sorry, i can't hear you... could you repeat that?
> Hello, emergency?  I have a friend who is seriously hurt.  Can you tell
> me what to do?
> (...and despite all of these wonderful possibilities, we can all be
> certain that the number-one use for this technology will, of course,
> initially be porn.)
> -- ?!ng