Overhyped Innovations (was Re: OS's In ROM's (was: Re: Mac Classic prob (was Macintoshes..

From: Uncle Roger <sinasohn_at_ricochet.net>
Date: Tue Jul 7 10:43:11 1998

Sorry to reply to such an old message, but...

At 11:28 AM 6/27/98 +0300, you wrote:
>>BTW, I enjoy collecting over-hyped innovations that never quite caught on
>>in the way they were supposed to: Bubbles. Pen-based computers. Touch
>>screens. Wireless networks. Bob. MSX. Robots. AI. Home automation.
>>The Z8000. The iAPX432. Parallel processing. Voice recognition.

Two things I have to debate here... First, pen-based computers haven't yet
caught on at the consumer level (corporate/specialized use is another story
-- ask your UPS guy) but the technology is about to: The Cross Pad. (Put
your pad of paper on this clipboard-type thingie and take notes. Go home
and upload them to the computer.) I described it to a CPA and his eyes lit
up like a kid at christmas.

Voice-recognition isn't commonplace yet (again, in the consumer world) but
it will be.

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