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Sep. 16, 2013 STC Marta Rauch Google Glass

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On Monday September 16, 2013 at the Santa Clara IHOP, the STC Silicon Valley Chapter hosted Marta Rauch’s presentation “Google Glass and Augmented Reality.” Rauch is a senior principal information developer at Oracle leading agile projects for mobile and cloud content. She is Google Glass Explorer thinks it is an extension of the trends in augmented reality (AR). AR is the single most important change in technical communication this century. It allows images and video to overlay and add relevant information to anything you are looking at.

Anything you can do on your phone you are able to do with Google Glass. The advantages of hands-free wireless device is obvious to athletes, surgeons, technicians, mechanics and the disabled will become apparent to the rest of us over time. Navigating cyberspace and real space at the same time will seem normal.

There are also disadvantages at the moment. Battery life and network availability problems plague every wireless device. The Google Glass does not easily accommodate real glasses or those who are left handed. There are unresolved privacy issues for individuals and employers. In the end we will all have to get used to the idea of a phones on our faces.

Richard Mateosian announced the start of the Touchstone Competition. The deadline is October 15, 2013. I encourage volunteering as a judge to see some of the best examples of technical communication in the world.

Please join us on Monday, October 21 at 6:00 pm for our October meeting with Tom Johnson on the topic “Why Users Can’t Find Answers to Their Questions in Help Content.” It will be held at: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real in Redwood City CA 94063 (650) 366-3733.

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October 8, 2010 CTIA WCA LBS

On October 8, 2010 in San Francisco at Moscone West, WCA hosted a session at CTIA Enterprise & Applicationsâ„¢ entitled “What’s Hot About LBS?” Philip E. Hendrix of immr and GigaOM moderated panelists Lawrence Coburn of Double Dutch, Laura Diaz of Verizon Wireless, Ian Heidt of Qualcomm, Larry Magid of CBS, Eghosa Omoigui an independent venture capitalist, Sanjaya Krishna of KPMG, and Rob Reed of MomentFeed.

It is not clear what the next big app in Location Based Systems (LBS) will be. To add value to a customer experience it must enhance an existing behavior. Geotagging a picture might add value to a social network. The sensors are not yet accurate enough to track customers inside shopping areas to bring up ads in an augmented reality (AR).  Retailers can learn enough about clusters of customers to literally follow the herd and have products or services in their path. They want customers on Facebook and in their stores at the same time and only LBS can offer that.

I see privacy becoming a premium. The more money you have, the more invisible you can be. Despite the hype most people want their privacy and will want it back after it is violated. Most people will not have the time or be able to pay for opting out of LBS. If customers see no value in it, no business model can profit from it. It will take more than a coupon to get people adopt a service after a story about someone who does not want to be found is harmed. I think the next killer app will be to turn LBS off.

As for the larger CTIA event, attendance was light today. AT&T, Ericsson, Ford, Motorola and Samsung dominated the exhibition floor. A few Apple iPads were on display with the Samsung Galaxy. I saw Tony Sklar and and Ria Nielsen of bnetTV.com and other media interviewing new startups.

I wanted to mention Ford because it concerned me. Before there can be more mobile services in cars we will need auto-piloted vehicles. Hands-free operation phone does not mean the driver is paying full attention to the road.

There was an Android Bootcamp with experts like Kyle Sandler wearing green Android caps. I regret not covering a panel with mobile expert Joe Jasin, Stoyan Kenderov of Intuit, Rishi Mallik of Qik and Vidya Ravella of doubleTwist. At least I got a picture of them with David Cao of SVC Wireless.

There were also people protesting on the street outside about the dangers of cell phones. CTIA is counter-demonstrating by moving next year’s event to San Diego.

One thing I saw and wonder if anyone else at the event noticed it too. I saw many people on the street carrying more than one mobile device. Many had a phone and separate MP3 player. A few had a simple phone and were surfing WiFi with an iPad.

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