I searched, believe me I searched, but I couldn't help but notice that A2K
history is missing a very important word: "Teledildonics".
It involves the transmission of data by means of vibration.
Like this cellphone that was introduced ... 22 hours ago.
"It will make it more fun and offer new functionality, like the
(vibrating) caller ID," said John Grundy, an Immersion executive.
While consumers can't create their own VibeTonz, the technology is
available for developers to play with. It could, for instance, add
sensation to the sounds, words and pictures that constitute a multimedia
But will it make the mobile phone a music-playing, e-mail-writing,
"We don't participate in the sex industry," said Grundy.
So, the inevitable survey to go along with our new word. Now, I know A2K is a
pretty conservative bunch, and I don't want to rattle any cages, but ... would you?
Secondly - any sage philosophy, observations, or advice . . . ?