Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Fable: The Gambling Professors
There was once a very great man who was a Professor at MIT.
With his friend, the Professor of Maths at MIT, the VGM built a wearable computer in 1961 which was designed to beat the house at roulette.
The input/output worked by tapping a shoe, the computing was done by a box strapped to the belt, and the signals went to an earpiece.
The two Professors visited Las Vegas several times to test out the device and ended up making a fortune.
Moral: Mathematica Vincit OmniaTags: MIT, wearable computer