IBM Linux Wristwatch

  • From: "M.K. Chatterji" <chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 13:15:51 -0500

IBM DEVELOPS PROTOTYPE OF WRISTWATCH RUNNING LINUX
IBM revealed Monday that it is a running a research prototype
wristwatch powered by Linux, to demonstrate the open source
operating system's scalability and compatibility with small
pervasive devices.  The wristwatch device can access condensed
e-mail and short, pager-like messages.  While the 1.5 ounce "smart
watch" is not intended to be commercially available, IBM believes
that Linux could eventually be used for medical sensors, location
awareness, and banking.  IBM says that Linux's user-friendly,
open source code will help make the operating system an industry
standard. (Reuters, 7 Aug 2000)

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