Re: [NTLK] OT: More cool Apple Newness

From: Ed Kummel (
Date: Thu Mar 21 2002 - 12:27:58 EST

The way I look at Bluetooth (I had an opportunity to
play with a beta demo at the 1999 Wireless world in
Las Vegas) is kinda like a wireless storage. You have
your PDA with all your information stored on it and
your cell phone makes a bluetooth connection to find
phone numbers. Beyond that, I don't really see any
real use for it...perhaps to sync your pda with your
laptop...but heck, I don't sync! Everything is on my
Newt (I'm not he boss of anyone so I don't need to
import anyone else's schedule)
web/gadget guru (download Newton packages) (my NPDS server and it's new

--- Stainless Steel Rat <>
> * Ed Kummel <> on Wed, 20 Mar 2002
> | I find it strange that D-link advertises it as a
> | "Wireless USB Bluetooth adapter for Macintosh"
> | Looking at the specs, there is nothing
> specifically
> | "Mac" about it!
> Except the software.
> Personally, I think Bluetooth has a niche as a
> replacement for short range
> IR communications -- which is pretty much what it
> was designed to replace.
> Using it for medium range, trying to compete with
> 802.11, is kinda dumb.
> It really doesn't have the power/range for that.
> --
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