Friday, April 25, 2008

Goodbye, SPOT Watch. We'll miss thee... uh, not much.

Apparently, Microsoft's attempt to replace the wristwatch with a web-aware information appliance is now officially ended. The SPOT Watch, which promised a Dick Tracy-esque future, is being discontinued. I used to think it was a great idea. But I began an experiment in 2007 with not wearing a watch and using my iPhone and other nearby clocks on Macs, PCs, and VCRs instead. I have not missed my wristwatch at all, and I enjoy the lack of a tan line. Who needs a watch on your wrist when clocks are ubiquitous around us? And if we don't need a clock on the wrist, why enhance the wristwatch at all?

The cell phone is the future of connected time pieces.

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