21.24, Wednesday 19 Feb 2003 Link to this post
A Chat with Bill Gates. Fantastic article on the combinatory technologies with which Microsoft are experimenting. And what's more, experimenting in the commerical arena. Having the confidence to put clever - but really, really expensive - ideas in the public space without utterly focus-grouping them to death first is something that's really valuable... and the first convincing upside of a Microsoft hegemony that I've seen. This quote in particular says they're thinking about the right things instead of the isn't-technology-cool things: "The effect of 'glanceability' is very important with these watches".