Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:40 UTC
Google This is amazing. Not only has Google just opened up the pre-order program for Google Glass to 'creative individuals', it has also unveiled what the user interface looks like and how it works. It's... Nothing short of amazing. I'm throwing money, credit cards, my car keys, my house keys, my Surface RT, my cats, everything at my screen. I want this so bad.
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Wish Apple would have made this..
by reduz on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:57 UTC
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

Amazing idea, amazing technology, amazing implementation. Has potential to change the world.

But as much as I dislike Apple, I wish they would have come up with it. From all the technology companies, Apple has the most power to get people into new technology and trends. There is a lot of more people ready to accept anything new that comes from Apple than anything new that comes from Google.

But I guess it's still good enough. If this came from Microsoft no one would care at all.

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Don't worry, they'll copy the concept sometime in the future and claim that they were the first one to invent it.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

There is a lot of more people ready to accept anything new that comes from Apple than anything new that comes from Google.

You mean aside Google Maps, Google Street View, Google Earth, Google Mail, Android, Chrome, ChromeOS and a boat load of other tech that are amongst the most popular products in their respective fields?

But I guess it's still good enough. If this came from Microsoft no one would care at all.

Yeah, just like how nobody cares about the Xbox360, Windows n, Office, Visual Studio, Kinect, etc


If a product is good enough people will buy it regardless of whether it's owned Apple, Google or Microsoft. Where Apple comes into it's own is keeping users buying into average evolutionary devices (eg each predictable upgrade of the iPhone).

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think Apple is great at refining an idea and removing complexity that others often miss as a barrier to entry.

They didn't invent the phone, or multitouch, or apps, or app stores, nor did they invent PMPs or tablets but they took the idea, made it simple enough to reach a broad audience, and marketed it very effectively.

Apple is pretty much in a league of its own when it comes to marketing an end to end experience in human terms. Google has gotten dramatically better at adding a human aspect to their company. Microsoft still falls flat here.

I think Google is right to try to shape their own destiny and push forward with this without the benefit of hindsight, they are right to be bold and pioneer.

Google has proven it can keep up with Apple when it comes to pace too, so it can both pioneer and refine the idea at the same time.

I have no idea what Microsoft is cooking up, but I sincerely hope they do not miss the boat again. They're great at catching up from behind, really, they are, but it doesn't have to be like that. There needs to be some forward thinking when it comes to radical new products. The Kinect is an example of this. Their investment in Pen computing is another (and a huge irony being that Samsung took Pens and moved them forward almost single handedly with their Galaxy Note lineup).

We live in strange, interesting, fun times.

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reduz Member since:
2006-02-25


If a product is good enough people will buy it regardless of whether it's owned Apple, Google or Microsoft.


This has nothing to do with the product itself being good. It's about people looking like total dorks. this is a wearable device, and people is much more proud to show themselves with Apple devices than with anything else. It means it will be accepted more easily because of the hugely (sadly) positive connotation an apple product has.

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