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Joe Stanganelli
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6/29/2015 | 11:17:23 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
@vnewman2: On the one hand, is not a tiny, wearable computer its own form of wearable art?  (And, in that way, arguably way more artistic and innovative than a picture of Mickey Mouse next to a Timex logo?)

On the other hand, I question the decision-making abilities of someone who places any priority on the notion of wearing art on their wrist (absent, possibly, that person being so ridiculously rich that they may as well)...
Joe Stanganelli
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6/29/2015 | 11:15:16 PM
Re: Sony
@daniel: I was just thinking that Apple investors should also probably put their money in eyeglass manufacturers as well!
Joe Stanganelli
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6/29/2015 | 11:14:07 PM
Re: No Gee Whiz Factor Here
IMHO, Dick Tracy's watch was WAY cooler.  There were no little buttons or apps or connections to your phone or your FitBit.  It was instant, latency-free, two-way videoconferencing on your wrist.  That's it.
vnewman2
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6/29/2015 | 6:59:15 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
@Thomas - True. You open yourself up for plenty of jokes - like the one we used at my firm "Good for nothing" Technology
Thomas Claburn
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6/29/2015 | 6:56:10 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
>We just got rid of our Good server and I was glad to see it go.  It was nothing but a headache. 

When you call your company Good Technology, you'd better make sure the product delivers what the name suggests.
asksqn
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6/29/2015 | 5:52:58 PM
No Gee Whiz Factor Here
Not being a die-hard Dick Tracy fan, I don't see the appeal of going blind trying to read email on yet another vastly overpriced I-product when I can just as easily and lot more comfortably view it on a phone and/or tablet and/or laptop. 
danielcawrey
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6/29/2015 | 3:52:15 PM
Re: Sony
This is great as long as you are willing to squint at your wrist for long periods of time in order to go through you email on a smartwatch. 

I really don't see myself reading email on a smartwatch; reading messages on a smartphone is already bad enough if you ask me. 
progman2000
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6/29/2015 | 2:40:06 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
I have to say, I'm a runner and as a techie I own the latest Garmin GPS watch which has bluetooth and syncs with your phone. I am forced to run with my phone quite often because I am on call. It is kind of cool to have the watch show you text messages, emails, and display caller id when you're running. But it's never something I would wear during the normal course of the day. I love automatic watches too much. Plus my cell phone is always a pocket away.
vnewman2
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6/29/2015 | 1:24:33 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
@progman2000 - I'm with you on this.  Still don't get it.  To me, watches are supposed to be wearable pieces of art - not wearable computers.

But on a side note, I wouldn't hold out much hope for Good Technologies to improve upon anything the Apple Watch has to offer.  We just got rid of our Good server and I was glad to see it go.  It was nothing but a headache.  The last experience I had with it was it stopped delivering a user's email on her Andriod because it had reached a storage limit.  Even when mail was deleted and more room was made available, it would not resolve.  We just moved that user to Active Sync instead.
progman2000
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6/29/2015 | 12:15:19 PM
Wow, still don't get it
Granted, I am a notorious late adopter, but I still don't get the smart watch thing. I am a long time lover of automatic watches and I think I would sooner hack my arm off than strap an Apple watch to my wrist...
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