Um, didn't they shelve the LCD display planned for the controller? Article says there will be such a display. Did I miss news adding it in, but not as shiny as the original one?
6 posts • joined 30 Jul 2013
Am I missing something...
...or could you not just use the same technique as the older railway station departure boards, some clocks etc - a bank of cards that flip around to show the desired character. One each for each character 'position' on the display.
You'd have to keep the front clear of obstruction, sure, for the cards to flip around, but not very far. Depending on how you construct it, you wouldn't need that at all.
I think this misses the point
To my mind, what Google have done is what they've done so well in many other areas - sidestep the need to provide content by enabling world+dog to provide content for them. From what I've heard, the technical bar to providing playback capability (for a content provider) is incredibly low.
This is what Google do (mostly) - produce a platform, and take advantage of people using it.