Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 12:18 UTC
Google Lucky bas... Joshua Topolsky got to use and test Google Glass. "Is it ready for everyone right now? Not really. Does the Glass team still have huge distance to cover in making the experience work just the way it should every time you use it? Definitely. But I walked away convinced that this wasn't just one of Google's weird flights of fancy. The more I used Glass the more it made sense to me; the more I wanted it. If the team had told me I could sign up to have my current glasses augmented with Glass technology, I would have put pen to paper (and money in their hands) right then and there. And it's that kind of stuff that will make the difference between this being a niche device for geeks and a product that everyone wants to experience. After a few hours with Glass, I've decided that the question is no longer 'if', but 'when?'" No wonder Google is going into retail. They need physical stores to sell this.
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RE[11]: No thanks
by RawMustard on Sun 24th Feb 2013 17:14 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: No thanks"
RawMustard
Member since:
2005-10-10

Not so. I have no problem with companies price fixing in what's supposed to be a free market. If the price they fix at is too high for me then I'll simply refuse to buy their products opening the way for someone else to come out at a better price. I don't find this to be morally or ethically wrong. I do however have a problem with bureaucrats legislating stupid laws without knowing the consequences of their actions because of their ideological beliefs!

And your argument about taking issue with something because it's online is just simply ridiculous.

If there are laws to prevent people sticking their noses into other people business offline, then those laws should apply online also, no?

I hate busy bodies, and I hate busy bodies that profit from breaking laws governments should be upholding more!

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RE[12]: No thanks
by WereCatf on Sun 24th Feb 2013 17:21 in reply to "RE[11]: No thanks"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Not so. I have no problem with companies price fixing in what's supposed to be a free market. If the price they fix at is too high for me then I'll simply refuse to buy their products opening the way for someone else to come out at a better price.


This clearly shows that you do not understand what price fixing means. The whole idea behind price fixing is to keep competitors out or to drive them out by keeping prices at artificial levels. It has nothing to do with fair competition. Read e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_fixing before you claim it's alright and fair.

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RE[13]: No thanks
by RawMustard on Sun 24th Feb 2013 17:52 in reply to "RE[12]: No thanks"
RawMustard Member since:
2005-10-10

I know exactly what price fixing is and how it's applied.

You seem to have missed my point about free market capitalism.

I guess it's a similar argument to patent law.
We all have our opinions on that and most are correct though conflicting. It's one of those things like being between a rock and a hard place. Whether they're good or bad for society in general. It's not something I'm willing to devote a lot of time debating, simply because no one can win, we're all right and we're all wrong! And I simply don't have the time.

If you want to buy and use google products, you're welcome to them, I have no problem with you doing so. What I have a problem with is people defending their illegal business practices, in my honest opinion. Practices that were legislated against hundreds of years ago and are still in place today. Being online has nothing to do with it. A law is a law and I feel they are breaking the law!

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