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TechWeb: MIT Spinoff Preps Brooch Net Communicator

Feb 16, 2000, 15:09 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Wearable computers need a nanosize operating system. That's the philosophy of MIT spinoff InfoCharms, which will describe Nanux, its forthcomingwearable computer OS, later this month at the Everywhere Internet show in San Francisco.

'There are a whole set of problems that are unique to wearable computers but that must be faced by an operating system,' said Alex Lightman, CEO at InfoCharms, which is readying a brooch-style Internet-ready communicator based on the slimmed-down Linux-like OS for release next year.

'We hope that Nanux will become the Linux of wearable computers,' Lightman said. Nanux will make use of WAP. The company has already shown prototypes of designs using open standards for inexpensive development."

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