Connecting Gadgets, Without Wires

About a month ago I was at a wireless VC panel discussion where someone asked the VCs if they had any comment on Bluetooth, and none of the VCs had anything to say. Basically they sounded surprised that anyone was even still talking about Bluetooth, since they thought it was dead and gone. That was the point that I realized Bluetooth is probably finally ready to be used for real. The NY Times has an article saying exactly that. While Bluetooth went through way too much hype, the 1.1 version is starting to show up in products and is actually useful in any number of applications. Maybe this means that I’ll be able to put my feet down on carpet beneath my desk one of these days, rather than the layer of cables that are there now.

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