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3/9/2016
10:36 AM
Brian Moore
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Comic: Too Much Mobile

Wearables are great. But compatibility matters, too.

This is what happens when two realities intersect.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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vnewman2
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3/14/2016 | 12:34:51 PM
Re: Compatibility and our device maze
@jastroff - I'm not a huge Dylan fan, but you just reminded me that I always thought the lyrics were "weathervane" instead of "weatherman."
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3/12/2016 | 9:58:14 PM
Re: Compatibility and our device maze
impactnow, you have to wonder what the thinking was with the manufacturer of that wireless speaker. Major music app? We don't need that! To turn it to wearables and IoT, manufacturers are really not serving themselves of they don't take into account what already exists in the space.
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Technocrati,
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3/12/2016 | 5:09:56 PM
Re: Compatibility and our device maze
@jastroff    Nice.  I guess History really does repeat itself.  : ) 
jastroff
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jastroff,
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3/12/2016 | 3:07:00 PM
Re: Compatibility and our device maze
Yes, funny. Reminds me of the old Bob Dylan line "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the winds blows"
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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3/10/2016 | 3:34:56 PM
Re: Compatibility and our device maze

This cartoon sure does underscore the absurdity of it all.

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Michelle,
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3/9/2016 | 2:47:56 PM
Re: Compatibility and our device maze
I wonder how long it will take for wearables and smart devices to embrace common standards. Apps will have to play along too...
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impactnow,
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3/9/2016 | 1:00:36 PM
Compatibility and our device maze

It's a great point but it's not exclusive to wearables. I recently bought a wireless speaker and it wasn't compatible with a major music app. It happened to be the app I use most often for music so to it went back!

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