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wardrobe on the net

A CNET interview with the CEO of Phillips Semiconductor. What's the next market chips? Wardrobe, it seems.

We have a major retailer in the U.K. that is labeling all its materials with smart tags. We have a clothing manufacturer that we can't announce that is going to incorporate the tags in all of its products. The neat thing about it is that it is not only for inventory tracking and so forth, but they will also use it in the stores for checkout and tracking that. And it also guarantees the genuineness of the product.

Nice. No mention of tracking after the store. That would never happen. Of course not.
Sure. And while we're at it. in the process of making millions of dollars selling clothing that can tell the manufacturer where it gets stored in your house, maybe someone would care to consider the hundreds of millions of people that can't buy any food, let alone clothing. Will we ever start to think about technology in terms of what it can do for the 95% of the world that doesn't live in a sea of luxury?

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on August 16 2002 at 12:18 AM

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