A few days after DigiScents’ announcement in October, Smith, Bellenson, and Williams are getting emails suggesting that the technology is bogus — and that Canter, an outspoken zealot in the multimedia community, has pulled some sort of prank. The jabs reveal the basic problem DigiScents faces between now and whenever the first paying consumer inhales on a working iSmell box — getting enough of these working, reliable, affordable boxes on the market, and soon, to prove that it is not vaporware.

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