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Jayna Sheats
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Excellent observations
Jayna Sheats   1/7/2015 1:17:51 PM
This is the world we have in which "tech" to the average (well-informed average) listener/reader means the entire world that makes his/her app(s) possible, yet the author or speaker is referring only to the software, and the end-user software in particular. 

I suppose this should be considered a sign of success: "pervasive computing" was defined by Joel Birnbaum at HP Labs as the state in which the computer simply disappears into the background.  That's fine for the end user, but the people in the industry should know a little more...

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Re: Excellent observations
docdivakar   1/7/2015 2:25:05 PM
There are indeed many scenarios where the hardware-ignorant crowd makes ridiculous assumptions BUT we (the hardware folks!) should treat that largely as a "teachable" opportunity! I have come across many app developers who make preposterous demands why one can not have Tb's of memory in wearables like Fitbit and I patiently tell them "perhaps, when we get to 9nm nodes!" Of course, it depends on what you call as wearable -if you call Oculus Rift as a wearable, one can have Tb's of memory in it!

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