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PROBLEM: The typical handheld attendance counter does not come
with a timestamp and categorization.
SOLUTION: Create a simple wearable device that fits on your wrist
or in your pocket, that fills in these missing features.
DETAILS: This idea would be just like those electronic devices in
and pubs that ring a bell when someone walks in the door,
except it would also be:
1) wearable (on your wrist, in your pocket, whatever);
1.5) unobtrusive (no need to open it up, turn it on and off like a
PDA) simple push-button operation;
2) uploadable to a computer (USB);
3) have a complete timestamp (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss:nnn);
4) allow you to attach user-definable 'tags' or 'categories' to each
tally (for example if you were a bird-watcher and you wanted to
keep track of the bird-types).
||I've seen geeky USB flash drive watches, so somebody's got the form factor and connectivity handled. Just a bit of different firmware and another button.
||The "remote control" button on a PDA thing should be a piece of cake, relatively. I think even I might be able to do that one.
||I imagine there's a certain compulsive segment of the population that would love this. You might be among that crowd since you came up with the idea. :-)
||This is a good idea, hardly half-baked at all. Perhaps instead of a PDA, a cell phone and a GPS could be used so that the software could call someone and tell them what you are doing based on your location.......
||"Beep....this is Leonards Timeclocker...'e at the bloody pub again....beep"
||are you Vernon ?
could you be more concise?
you know those things they use on doors at pubs/bars etc. to count the number of people coming and going ?
if they made them with a time stamp, and categories (as an electronic device) they'd be much more useful.