People Drive Cars. Cars Don't Drive Bluetooth.
[Posted to Random Bytes on August 7, 2002 10:07 PM| Links to this post ]

Infoworld is reporting that "Cars will drive consumer Bluetooth adoption".

I'm not so sure myself.

First, my practical view dictates that it has to be consumers that drive consumer demand. (It's okay for consumers to drive cars, but certainly not for cars to drive consumer demand. ; ) Second, there are any number of reasons that illustrate why Bluetooth is probably not going to get that far. I get it that this isn't Wi-Fi II (more like IrDA II), but it still irks me that even after everything that industry has supposedly learned about "hype" over the last three years that we still find industry press and gadflies talking in an airy-fairy manner like this.

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