Mark Wilson, writing for Fast Company: “Even Google’s Own Developers Won’t Be Seen Wearing Google Glass”:
Those of us who believe in the future of Glass technology can
identify other culprits: We can blame price. We can blame
availability. We can blame battery. We can blame the silly
aesthetic. We can even blame it on the rain! But imagine if Apple
announced their new iPhone, yet almost no one at Cupertino felt
the need to carry one. Or imagine if Ford announced a new car, but
their execs insisted on biking to work.
If Google’s own cohort doesn’t feel compelled to wear Glass in
spite of its perfectly predictable shortcomings, why would they
ever expect that the rest of us will?
But then here’s Pete Pachal, writing for Mashable: “Google Glass Stole the Show at Google I/O 2013”:
The glaring omission didn’t stop Glass from stealing the show for
the rest of the conference, though. Day 2 of I/O was packed with
sessions on Glass, including one where official Twitter, Facebook
and Tumblr apps made their debut. The sessions themselves garnered
the kind of lineups usually reserved Lady Gaga tickets. Many
developers were walking around wearing Glass, but it was the looks
of jealousy from the Glass-less that underscored just how much
interest there is in Google’s head-mounted gadget.
One of these guys is wrong.
★ Monday, 20 May 2013