Ten uses for the next big thing

James Hong jhong@xmethods.net
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" <wkearney99@hotmail.com>
To: <fork@xent.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
> interface.
> 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
> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork