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Most the people at the Tomorrow's World Live show are youngsters on a day-off from school. They're being given a chance to miss double French with smelly old Mrs Turbot and instead are being allowed to run riot in Earl's Court. Never one to miss a trick, IBM is pushing its e-culture down the throats of impressionable young school children in an attempt to make them think Big Blur is trendy and with-it. IBM – with one of the largest stands here – is also one of the most popular. In particular, the kids have been really impressed with IBM's "wearable PC". Slip on the head set and you get to see a computer screen by peering into what looks like a small ice cube that’s positioned in front of your eye. The headset it plugged into a computer about the size of a Sony Walkman. The kids loved it. And, no doubt, they'd have no fears about walking around the streets plugged into this prototype. But then again, if they will go out in those baggy trousers and those stupid trainers they all wear, and hats on back to front, what do you expect? I ask you, kids today, what do they look like… ® Here's some more wearable computer stories Is it a bra, or an anti-mugging device? Armageddon off with blood sports bra IBM demos wearable ThinkPad

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