These original Kirt's Cogitations™
may be reproduced (no more than 5, please) provided proper credit is given to me, Kirt
– noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
My Computer IS a Tennis Shoe
Adidas has announced the world's first microprocessor controlled
sneaker, named "1." Now, being digital, I don't know where the "0" went,
but then marketeers do not necessarily understand the technology. This
shoe sports an embedded computer that which "can perform 20,000 operations
in the time it takes your brain to realize your hand is touching a hot
stove. And in terms of speed - it has a motor which spins at a rate
faster than the rotors of a Blackhawk helicopter." A magnetic sensing
system makes 1,000 measurements per second. A motor-driven cable system
constantly adjusts the cushioning of the shoe to adapt precisely and
optimally to the wearer's needs. The price for this technological marvel
is a mere $250, but it is not clear whether that is for a pair, or per