From: Kragen Sitaker (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 10:56:18 PST
Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:
> Lloyd Wood wrote:
> > The best comparison with WAP I can think of is with IRDA - fills a
> > niche, built into everything for a while until they discovered that
> > no-one actually uses it because it's just so inconvenient. Then 802.11
> > comes along and suddenly IRDA is history - you know the age of a
> > laptop from just hearing that it has IRDA built in.
The Dell Inspiron 7500 we got at my workplace last month has a little
rectangle of smooth, black, transparent plastic on the back which I
strongly suspect is an IR port.
> > BusinessWire: NEC Uses National Semiconductor Two-chip Solution in
> > World's First Bluetooth Enabled Notebook PCs With Built-in Antenna
> > Shown At CeBIT.
> > http://news.excite.com/news/bw/000224/ca-national-semi-4
> 2.4 Ghz, 128 bit encryption, talks through walls, $5.60/each. 8-)
Products like this becoming ubiquitous may cause some heart pains among
those responsible for preventing espionage.
-- <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/> The Internet stock bubble didn't burst on 1999-11-08. Hurrah! <URL:http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/bubble.html> The power didn't go out on 2000-01-01 either. :)
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