Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:50 UTC
Apple "According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays with ITO-coated glass." It must be the holiday lull. I'm this close to putting this in the joke category.
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RE[9]: Good idea, wrong producer
by zima on Fri 28th Dec 2012 16:06 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Good idea, wrong producer"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's also a period where things were made to last, not to expire like stuff is now.

I don't know about that - I think there was lots of rubbish, too. We rarely remember it because... it didn't survive to our times.

And with watches there's also the issue of accuracy, not merely if it works or not.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


I don't know about that - I think there was lots of rubbish, too. We rarely remember it because... it didn't survive to our times.

And with watches there's also the issue of accuracy, not merely if it works or not.

I think MOS's statement was a fair one. Things are made much cheaper these days, but then that's the price we pay for wanting to pay less for goods. The upshot is that watches are now affordable where as once upon a time they weren't to a great majority of people.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But OTOH just because something was expensive, doesn't mean it had to be reliable and lasting. I have few old watches around, they are unreliable as timekeepers.

Now, inexpensive quartz watches are quite reliable and lasting. Watchmaker profession nearly disappeared, it's not needed.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I guess you have a point there. Well, at least they didn't on purpose made something crappy.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, at least they didn't on purpose made something crappy.

I don't think we can be certain even of that - maybe some watchmakers did make, on purpose, future work for themselves? ;)

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