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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Segway, Siri, Glass

There's a persistent mismatch between techies who desire gadgets that help them pretend to live in or closer to "The Future" and consumers who desire gadgets that actually do useful things well in the present.

More Futurological Brickbats here.


jimf said...

> Segway. . .

Why do Syd Mead's paintings always look so much cooler
than the real thing turns out to be?

jollyspaniard said...

I'm peeling back a bit. I wait until tech completely falls apart before replacing and I'm often happy with getting used gear. I might spring for a new fairphone at the end of the summer though.