This is a little off topic, but Robert was asking about the range of the bluetooth devices during the video. I did some research work with bluetooth a couple of years ago, and in our testing we were able to get a range of 200 meters (over 600 feet) in the open, and over 30 meters (about 100 feet) through several fairly solid walls. There's no reason why bluetooth couldn't work at the sort of range you were asking about, however it would depend on the specific device and how it was built.
AndyC wrote: jsrfc58 wrote:
Don't you mean Konfabulator was a glint in Steve Jobs eye? That "widget" project was released in February 2003. When did the Longhorn pre-beta come out?
And then, I suppose to add to that, on the Konfabulator site, it said it was an idea he was thinking about five years before February 2003 (and the project was underway in 2002, but it just wasn't released until February 2003).
So, it's the old "who came up with it first" innovation argument. Which is then usually followed closely by the "yeah, but when did it arrive on MY platform?" argument.
Not that any of this productive.
As it says on the www.microsoftgadgets.com page MS Research published a paper on the idea in 2001 and had started work on it even before that. Konfabulator can say they had the idea in the 90's but where's the published proof?