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ZDNet UK: The future's here now - wearable PCs

Jun 02, 2000, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"At a wearable-computer trade conference earlier this month, a woman asked key note speaker Steve Mann if she could call him at his office the following week. Mann adjusted his glasses and pointed to the red spot of light that beams into his right eye 16 hours a day. "This is my office," he said. "You can get in touch with me here."

"As for the operating system for wearable computers, Newman has no immediate plans to break ties with Microsoft, but he said Xybernaut depends heavily on the research of Mann, whose work he considers important to the future of wearable computing. And Mann said Windows is not the operating system for wearable computing."

"The icons get in the way," he said. His personalised wearable computer runs on his WOS (WearComp Operating System), which is based on GNU Linux. WOS is free of applications and, so far, viruses, he said."

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