the next frontier in messaging

Adam L. Beberg beberg@mithral.com
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 00:10:23 -0700 (PDT)


On Fri, 26 Apr 2002, Udhay Shankar N wrote:

> >Rubber cell phones
> >
> >Researchers at MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed
> >a new vibrating, rubber cell phone that can transmit vibrations as well as
> >spoken words. Unlike other cellphones that vibrate instead of ringing, the
> >MIT prototype has five small speakers that you wrap your fingers around
> >and which vibrate against the skin 250 times per second. Students who
> >tested the phones have developed their own version of Morse code, using
> >the phone's sensory abilities to add emphasis to their conversations.

It's nice to see all the MIT brains have figured out that they should just
directly address the adult entertainment industry because that's where all
the money is. *chuckles*

I still say text is the most efficient way to get information between people
because it's not vulnerable to accent-in-the-middle attacks, and it's TINY,
not to mention the enormous time-shifting benefit.

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg
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