Ten uses for the next big thing
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 14:11:51 -0800
my neighbor used to work on a product for Octel that enabled you to use and
manage your voice mailbox via pc. I guess it flopped.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Kearney" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: Ten uses for the next big thing
> I'd like to see a wee bit more convergence in the access methods for
> the info.
> Why can't I surf my voicemail? It would be tremendously useful to be able
> to reach my cellphone's voicemail using a browser. Sure, there's a few
> services that provide this but there doesn't seem to be a standard
> Why can't I subscribe to my phone like a mailing list? I'd like to be
> to have my voicemail sent to an e-mail address.
> Do this with your phone pictures too.
> EXIM supports lat/long info on jpeg images. Cameras don't do this, yet,
> the DCIM file format does support it.
> Phones are going to soon support GPS for e911 services.
> How's that for spooky, your voicemail messsage includes GPS coordinates.
> when you say you're in traffic enroute to that meeting, you better not be
> that titty bar... Zoikes, press #5 to hear the details on that message...
> Press #9 to hear what's near that location... Tell me that doesn't give
> the heebie-jeebies.
> The hassle with convergence of camera and cell phone is the jack of all
> trades, master of none scenario. Having used digital cameras for a while
> can state that anything less than 1024x768 sucks. And so does the battery
> life of most cameras. Ditto for the cellphones.
> Hmmm, the digital cameras are all supposed to support a common
> print-from-camera technique. How soon before you could use your
> mailbox as a file destination? That might be a good first step...
> Or I suppose you could snatch the CF or SD card from the camera, jam it in
> the phone (or a pod/cable widget) and send it that way. The cards are all
> supposed to be formatted in the same fashion.
> So instead of pining for the penultimate do-it-all widget, how about
> the existing stuff work together better?
> -Bill Kearney