I’m suffering from a severe case of device envy.
Right now Tero Ojanpera of Nokia is speaking about the new Nokia devices; the N800 wireless Linux tablet looks very nice, and clearly I need one of those. Many of my colleagues are carrying N61’s, and clearly I need one of those. And the Neo/OpenMoko open-source phone looks terrific, and clearly I need one of those as well.
Tero just stated that given GPS, cameras, and orienation sensors, and presence notification of your friends, you should be able to (or currently can?) use the camera to pick friends out of a crowd by having an overlay appear over a photo of their location. Clearly I need one of those devices, too.
I often go to my tailor to customize my new clothes with extra pockets and zippers, but I think I may need a wear a harness to carry all the gear that I now “need.” This conference is going to cost me a lot more than I originally thought!