“I’d seen the picture many times in his house.”Sloane’s father was Civil War Capt.
Matthew Sherman, developer of Sherman Heights and San Diego mayor in 1892-93, the first year the hardware store was in business.
There’s no implication of meeting in real life when talking on the service. “It’s one, I think, where you're more detached from the human connection we all seek.“ This isn't augmented reality like Microsoft's Holo Lens (yet).
Instead, it's using the hardware you have with you, usually your phone, to augment the specialized information you have about the people around you.
The company relied on Navy contracts for several years and then shifted to decorative hardware — doorknobs, lock sets, drawer pulls and more, things not available in the big-box home improvement stores.