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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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

No it isn't. You are over simplifying it.

I know people that wear contacts, not because how other people think about them, but because they don't like how they look with glasses on.

And that is one example, I can think up off the top of my head. I am sure there are others specific examples I could remember given time.

I really think a lot of nerds/geeks whatever we wanna call ourselves have a real misconception about why people choose products.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I know people that wear contacts, not because how other people think about them, but because they don't like how they look with glasses on.


Yes, and in this case glasses don't suit their use-cases whereas contacts suit them better. I don't understand what you're really arguing about.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I wouldn't wear the damn glasses because I might get mugged because I am wearing them.

Others would have their mates rip it out of them (and yes I do care what my friends think about me, otherwise they wouldn't be my friends).

There are a multitude of reasons why you wouldn't wear them and they are vaguely related to how other people think or perceive you.

It isn't as simple as you make it out to be.

It doesn't boil down everytime to "haters will be haters" for everyone. It might do for you and that is fine ... but it doesn't for me and a lot of people I know and the way that is talked about like it wholly negative thing when it isn't, which is what I was taking issue with.

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JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, it is. Some of us already wear glasses, and while some people will ridicule you for doing so, WE HAVE NO CHOICE. So we wore them anyway, and guess what? It's not really so bad. The people who will ridicule you are not people you want to associate with in any case. So those of us wearing glasses will have no problem at all wearing Google Glasses. Those of you who don't wear glasses, take it from us - it's not that bad, really. We should know.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I wasn't talking about people ridiculing anyone.

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