Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 21:32 UTC
Google "After reading all the reviews, and talking to people who actually wore Glass, I just see a product plagued by bugs, and of questionable use, that's generating a lot of buzz because people want so desperately to have some new gadget to latch onto, and fear being wrong about the next major technology trend." Nobody wants a computer in their home. Nobody wants a cell phone and always be connected. Nobody wants an iPhone. The current version of this line? Nobody wants Glass. "I haven't worn Glass." Oh right.
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RE: Resistance is Futile
by fengshaun on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:19 UTC in reply to "Resistance is Futile"
fengshaun
Member since:
2010-01-18

Same deal here! I wear a wrist watch, don't have a cellphone (don't have a use for it. Believe it or not, I don't want to be 24/7 on the interwebz) and deleted my Facebook account because I didn't need it. When people find out about this, they look at me like I'm some sort of alien! Have you thought maybe not everything is made for everybody?

And damn, Thom, you sound more and more like a cynical old man! Maybe a positive view on things to freshen things for a bit?

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RE[2]: Resistance is Futile
by wojtek on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:34 in reply to "RE: Resistance is Futile"
wojtek Member since:
2010-01-24

Oh dear! And I thought I was only one... don't get me wrong, I have like 2 laptops, 4 mobiles and and tablet but... I use them only for work/testing/dev - and they often are left at my work place... I don't even use watch because my wrist was, dunno.. tense/tired after a while. No fb, no g+... and when I say that I'm not exceited about 'next best thing' people looks at me like I'm from out of space... newsflash - all those fancy items did not improve our life *that much*. Does every new version of android make your life better? not really, but the fap-circle is abysmal in the prise of the every detail...

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RE[3]: Resistance is Futile
by autumnlover on Sat 4th May 2013 00:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Resistance is Futile"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

I am another type of "weirdo" - no tablet, no laptop, no smartphone - yes, I do have an FB account and a few mobile phones, which are, well, mobile phones You use to talk and send smses.

And I also have 4 PCs - i.e. those towers You keep on the floor, connecting them to the monitors and keyboards on Your desk. Being also an Amiga fan I feel more and more "retro" guy, because the concept of PC in a "box" is more and more anachronistic ("Mainstream PC" is in now rather synonymous with a laptop device, not a "PC tower")

Actually I also have a kind of tablet - the one You use to do drawings in Photoshop or GIMP using a pen with AAA battery inside.

I always avoided laptops, because I know that most of them fail after approx. 2 years of regular use and after that they are basically unrepairable.

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RE[2]: Resistance is Futile
by M.Onty on Fri 3rd May 2013 23:06 in reply to "RE: Resistance is Futile"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

... deleted my Facebook account because I didn't need it. When people find out about this, they look at me like I'm some sort of alien!

I never got one. Was compelled to discuss this at great length over & over during university, as if it was as inexplicable as, say, refusing to talk to anyone on Tuesdays.

Have you thought maybe not everything is made for everybody?

Well, it sort of is, from the manufacturers point of view. The inevitable final outcome of the industrial revolution.

From the individual's point of view though, you're completely right. I enjoy tech of all kinds, but have come to realise that beyond a minimum level it ceases to augment my life; instead distracting me from things I enjoy much more. Like being in a pub. Or watching the dog get confused by a bumble bee. Or reading novels. Or just not be plugged into to anything at all for a while so you can actually think.

Once you've established the base level, I reckon its best to try & resist the urge to equip yourself any further lest you begin to lose grip on the difference between momentary distraction & deep satisfaction.

Not that this relates specifically to Google Glass. Some people will like it. I might. I hope we don't ever go completely the opposite way to the the author of that article & consider it weird to not wear it.

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RE[3]: Resistance is Futile
by WorknMan on Fri 3rd May 2013 23:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Resistance is Futile"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

From the individual's point of view though, you're completely right. I enjoy tech of all kinds, but have come to realise that beyond a minimum level it ceases to augment my life


That being the case, you're not using it correctly. Admittedly, 95% of it is just time-wasting fluff, but the other 5% can be invaluable once you learn to harness it. I couldn't imagine living without these tools, at least not in this society. If I were in a third world country without electricity and running water, then sure ...

As for folks using phones and such in public, people really should stop passing judgment, as you have no idea what they're doing with them. Maybe they're just chatting on Facebook or playing games, but as long as they're not talking loudly or walking in front of traffic, why do you care? I've got friends on G+ who will post pictures of other people taking photos with their tablets, for no other reason than to ridicule them. Really? Is your life so f**king bankrupt that you have nothing better to do with your time?

As for Google Glass, I am half-blind and can barely see well enough to drive. Even then, I am limited as to where I can go, without having to take a bus or a cab. I am extremely interested in how technologies like Google Glass can help me in this regard, although I suppose their self-driving cars will be much more of a benefit for me ;) lol

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