"Re other Open Annotation, we obviously are very excited about annotatorjs (which we created) and hypothes.is. I would reiterate that for static texts in the Textus structure, the whole point is you can do annotation in a much easier and nicer way (you don't need to run off addressing into the DOM) and that's what Textus' viewer takes advantage of. "
From a user perspective, it makes sense to upload the data so that you're not constrained to your phone for viewing your info.
And Microsoft gets a good use case for Azure - I imagine they might use this in promoting Azure services.
"...the scientists had recorded the images on magnetic tape, played it back on a TV monitor, then snapped photographs of the TV monitor. What he had were those images, sporadically placed along rolls of film as long as the wingspan of a Boeing 787."
Sounds like Kinescope http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinescope - But instead of capturing the full framerate of the original video like you would for TV, they only captured one frame per visible slice of land to save space
They did the same thing for the video from the moon. The feed from the lander was displayed on a TV in the control room,and then that TV was being filmed by a camera pointed at it. If I remember correctly it was to do with a different format than used by the US television, and lack of equipment which could covert such material in real time.
OK, I'll bite. First: this watch was introduced before the Apple Watch. I doubt either Sony or Apple knowingly copied the other. Second: it's tricky to define "waterproof". IP68 specifies continuous immersion beyond 1 meter. If that's not enough for you, well... Keep looking. :)