I want a Wi-Fi to stereo out adapter

Gordon Mohr gojomo@usa.net
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 19:24:25 -0700


Hey! I've been thinking similarly. But not just a handset for
phone calls -- instead I've been picturing a general-purpose 
headset, which logs on to each 802.11b network it finds, 
querying for any audio/voice-activated services being offered.
If these match things you're interested in, a little voice
lets you know they're available.

Such services might include general forwarding to the internet, 
in which case the headset could be used for phone calls or to
voice-control one's own services hosted somewhere out in the 
cloud. 

On the other hand, these services might include locality-specific 
or promotional services: when at an airport/train-station/bus-stop, 
you could query for next-departure information; when strolling a 
mall, you'd hear any product plugs matching your current configured
interests; in stores or museums, you ask for detailed info about
products/exhibits/etc, going beyond the expertise of the on-hand
staff.

- Gordon

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Hong" <jhong@xmethods.net>
To: <FoRK@XeNT.CoM>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: I want a Wi-Fi to stereo out adapter


> Yea, I've thought about doing this for a while. One day connectivity will be
> a utility people will expect for free everywhere they go... even restaurants
> will have to provide, in the same way they provide bathrooms today. And at
> that point, hopefully these establishments all have really high speed fiber
> feeding those 802.11 hubs, so that you could use this handset virtually
> anywhere with awesome QoS. And since my phone only has to transmit to a base
> station 50 feet away, the battery life would probably be incredible too.
> 
> Until the connectivity becomes free and ubiquitous, though, it ain't gonna
> happen.  Don't hold your breath.
> 
> You still have to pay for the interconnect too, unless you make it so these
> things can only call each other..
> 
> james
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Danny O'Brien" <danny@spesh.com>
> To: "Jeff Bone" <jbone@jump.net>
> Cc: "Dan Kohn" <dan@dankohn.com>; <fork@xent.com>
> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2001 11:17 PM
> Subject: Re: I want a Wi-Fi to stereo out adapter
> 
> > My only other suggestion: while
> > you're selling them that, sell them on the idea of an 802.11 phone
> > handset as the next product. (There are, strangely, a few of these
> > around, but they're just for proprietary
> > voice-over-your-company-ethernet ventures. Make it an open h.323 kinda
> > guy, and I bet something interesting happens).
> >
> > d.
> >
> > > jb
> > >
> > > [1] http://www.isen.com/papers/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork
> > >
> >
> >
> > http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork
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