"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
"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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