Gates to ship consumer knicknacks that make me think of Munchkins

Eirikur Hallgrimsson eh@mad.scientist.com
Thu, 09 Jan 2003 11:14:40 -0500


http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2003/tc2003019_9066.htm

The watch is the first product to roll out using Microsoft's new Smart 
Personal Object Technology -- or Spot. Microsoft (<javascript: void 
showTicker('MSFT')>MSFT ) expects to follow the watch with a travel alarm 
clock that will cull traffic data and your calendar info to suggest an 
appropriate wake-up time so you won't miss your first meeting of the day. 
Also on the drawing board: key-chain fobs that provide the same sort of 
data as a watch but might be more appealing to those who don't want a big 
watch face on their wrist.