Apple Is Watching You

In a discussion to a post over at Dave Winer’s:

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“Why wear a watch when you have the time thrown at you all over the place?”

Because a watch isn’t just a timepiece. It’s also a sensor on your wrist.

This piece on Medium is one I think makes two great points about where the Apple Watch could evolve to:

* A controller for home devices, in the “Internet of Things” model.
* Specifically, a controller for your TV.

Say what you will about the UI shown in Minority Report, it clearly had an impact. I suggest that a sensor actually on your wrist will be much more efficient than anything movie-sensor-like on the server box itself.

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Oh, and this: “iWatch will never be in the same league.”

What was the quote from the head of Blackberry? Oh, yeah, here:

“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone,” he said. “PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.”

So, PC guys are not going to just walk in and do fashion? Hm. Ever hear Jobs’ quote about how Microsoft has no taste? I’d argue that what Apple’s product has always been isn’t tech, but tastefulness. Buy their stuff, and be considered tasteful. If that isn’t the basic product fashion sells, what is?