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Microprojectors Will Project Your Personal Gadgets Onto Any Flat Surface

Should Personal Technology Stay Personal?

The New York Times highlighted a new product, microprojectors, which let you project your iPod, iPhone, or whatever personal gadget with an image you might have onto any nearby smooth surface — and simultaneously wonder the same things as me. Say you just settle in for a long nap on your red-eye flight to the opposite coast, when the family next to you decides to project Enchanted onto the tray table next to you.


You guys know how I love my gadgets, but I loathe the idea of people ever being able to talk on cell phones on planes, play music on the bus, and basically disturb your neighbors with your tech (especially when you've got no place to go). I just think personal gadgets should remain personal — yes to headphones, yes to downloading a movie just for you for a flight. . . But gadgets like microprojectors seem to be made for traveling situations that would disturb the people around you. What do you think of microprojectors and this kind of tech?

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