wearable computers

21 January 2002

i must have turned into a luddite because i really can’t see the wearable computer taking off. is it really that hard to stop moving before using your pda?

i can see some uses for a display that you can see by just adjusting your focus. trying to follow directions while driving for example. though i suspect safety legislation would rule that use out anyway. but in general i have enough trouble with distracted pedestrians who don’t look past their umbrellas to see the pavement companions they are bumping into without having to contend with dazed people in the midst of a game of sim city too.