Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Apr 2013 17:14 UTC
Google Scoble on Glass. "This week I gave five speeches while wearing it. I passed through airports four times (two more in a couple of hours). I let hundreds of people try my Google Glass. I have barely taken it off since getting it other than to sleep." The basic takeaway? "I've been telling people that this reminds me of the Apple II, which I unboxed with my dad back in 1977. It was expensive. It didn't do much. But I knew my life had changed in a big way and would just get better and better. Already this week I've gotten a new RSS app, the New York Times App, and a Twitter app. With many more on the way. This is the most interesting new product since the iPhone and I don't say that lightly."
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Thermodynamics
by earksiinni on Sun 28th Apr 2013 18:06 UTC
earksiinni
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Google Glass will succeed, and it will succeed ridiculously well for one really stupid reason: it is closer to your face than a cell phone.

The cell phone beat the house phone because it was also closer to your face.

The house phone beat the mailman because it brought your face closer to another person's face than the mail.

The mail beat the buggy because it brought your face closer to another person's face faster than going there yourself.

This is about the conservation of energy, pure and simple. When it comes down to it, the only thing that really matters in consumer electronics is whether the product provides its user with more energy--physical, caloric, psychic, spiritual, mental, whatever. Some products this by advertising, some by design, some by functionality, and some by all three. It doesn't matter how slim the advantage is, as long as it provides even the slightest amount more energy it will win in the long run.

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