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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Gargoyles
by jrincayc on Thu 21st Feb 2013 13:11 UTC
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Snow Crash's gargoyles have finally arrived. (From the glass video: "the old won't get us tonight")

Edited 2013-02-21 13:15 UTC

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RE: Gargoyles
by jrincayc on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 13:43 in reply to "Gargoyles"
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2007-07-24

Gargoyles represent the embarrassing side of the Central Intelligence Corporation. Instead of using laptops, they wear their computers on their bodies, broken up into separate modules that hang on the waist, on the back, on the headset. They serve as human surveillance devices, recording everything that happens around them. Nothing looks stupider; these getups are the modern-day equivalent of the slide-rule scabbard or the calculator pouch on the belt, marking the user as belonging to a class that is at once above and far below human society. They are a boon to Hiro because they embody the worst stereotype of the CIC stringer. They draw all the attention. The payoff for this self-imposed ostracism is that you can be in the Metaverse all the time, and gather intelligence all the time. - Snow Crash, Chapter 15, Neal Stephenson.

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