In another great episode of the Computer Chronicles, Stewart and Gary demonstrate a watch-based computer.  In yet another example of “the more things change, the more they stay the same”, Stewart makes the remark:

Is this another example of technology in search of a purpose?

That is the topic still being debated today, thirty years later:  will the Samsung Galaxy Gear, Pebble watch, or the iWatch have real value, or is it just technology for technology’s sake?  Are people willing to carry 1) a smart phone, 2) a computer or tablet, and 3) wear a watch?  It’s great to see how the “next big thing” today is really just another attempt at what was tried thirty years ago.

Is a wrist-computer worthwhile?  Leave a comment with your thoughts!

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