SPOT, play dead!

by danhon

Via Ian Betteridge, Davey Winder covers the news that Microsoft’s SPOT Watches are dead.

I wrote about SPOT a good five years ago, and one of the things I had to say was:

So, SPOT’s not hot. It’s lukewarm. Or tepid. It’s definitely not hot. It definitely doesn’t allow the kind of recombination that developers are dying for and that will probably create some kind of inadvertent killer app to sell to consumers. Predictably, with Microsoft, there are choke points that are firmly in their control. Again: my selection of your content, when I want, not what I want, when I want. The problem, it seems, is in the network.

and my damning-with-faint-praise at the time was focussed more on infrastructure than industrial design.