[ExI] Fashion

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Sun May 19 14:44:22 UTC 2013

On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 4:28 AM, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> The really nice thing is that once you measured yourself, it only showed you
> clothing available in your size, all guaranteed to fit (including shipping).
> The difficult thing for them was creating a searchable descriptor (the "DNA"
> of the genetic algorithm) of features that allowed the algorithm to work. I
> suppose that getting all of that clothing described in the level of detail
> they needed might have been the nail in the coffin, but they were also in
> one of these "fail fast" incubator settings, so they may have just given up
> prematurely. I am pretty sure we did with the company I was with in that
> setting.

If there was a standard content descriptor that you could shoot a QR
tag (or similar) with your phone then clothing manufacturers would be
under pressure to provide this data voluntarily.  Perhaps the
demographic of "tech nerds for fashion" isn't large enough to provide
sufficient pressure?

It's not like easy-access clothing taxonomy hasn't been tried before (1975):

For some reason though, I remember that to "match" the animals you
were supposed to choose one predator and one prey animal; lions &
gazelles for example - but I guess that's a difference concept.

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