ALL ABOARD - DEC 25
As a subset of IBM's Almaden Research Centers 'Grand Central Station'
(GCS) project, engineers are working on a Bluetooth & IrDA-aware
universal remote control protocol called MODAL.
The MObile Document Application Language (MODAL) will allow for example,
you to walk into a room and for all the modal-aware devices within range
come up on your PDA or SmartPhones LCD display as a smart buttons with
appropriate control options, and for you to be able to control those
be they a TV, VCR, Printer, Fax etc.
Grand Central Station is a web oriented searching system using
Markup Language, also known simply as XML.
-- Dan Connolly http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/