Some thinking required

The tech press is full of the latest gizmos from the Consumer Electronics Show, held, appropriately, in Las Vegas.

Looking at the reports, I’m overwhelmed by a feeling of solutions looking for problems. I mean, it’s clever to have a smart bed sheet that can measure how many times you toss and turn during a night, but does it really fill a need?

Much more inspiring was the story in Wired where the magazine commissioned a design company to actually think about the use case for wearable computers.

tech companies fail to understand … the difference between glasses so cool you want them even if you don’t have bad eyesight and, well, Google Glass

They came up with a beautiful watch/glass combo that is actually useful. I hope someone will build it. Apple, the ball is in your court.