> Since posts here often are about the Japanese market, may I just point =
> something about your response. I think that type of response may put a=
> of Japanese people off and make you seem cold and very foreign.
Sorry about that - that was not the intention. Culture sure is tricky...
I'm probably as subtle as Shrek...
> In Western contexts, I understand that the topic was the developer work=
> site and you just responded with your own experience and relation to th=
> topic. Fine no problem. I know you were just building a conversation =
> that in the West that's how it's done.
Yup. I have a lot of respect for IBM these days (as opposed to the old
Big Blue of the 70ies), but from what I've heard from the other
participants in the article I was part of, the only significant thing
that came out of it was more specific spam and "begging letters" from
various trade shows etc. It sort of put me off a bit...
> To Japanese people who want to show they paid attention to and understa=
> what the message giver was trying to say (both explicit and implied) th=
> switching to your earlier success and relative dismissal of the article=
> message giver's point isn't going to win you any points.
> Personally I wish you had continued your message like " ...these days I=
> dug deeper into Anoto stuff which offers...and is and improvement in th=
> areas of.. but which has the problems of ..."
Right, I'm probably to deeply dug inte Anoto to realise that a lot of
you may not even have heard about it. I had a fairly long off-list
discussion about this about a month ago with Curt Sampson when the list
touched upon the subject of Biometric sensors. =
I'd be happy to share information about the Anoto technology - though
please note that I'm under NDA for a fair amount of the low level
Quick recap: Anoto is half off topic of this list as it is really a
paper based concept that just MAY use a mobile phone (usually through
BlueTooth) to communicate with the servers - GSM-data or GPRS. It can
also make use of a PC through Bluetooth (Sony Ericsson) or a USB-dock
(Logitech). The upcoming Hitachi model is fairly likely to have keitai
integration. A yet unnamed (but obvious) company will also release a pen
in the near future - this is likely to increase interest significantly.
> Congratulations to you both and maybe someday I will so lucky as to joi=
/ Jonas aka Shrek
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