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[2]: Resistance is Futile
by wojtek on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:34 UTC 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[4]: Resistance is Futile
by MacTO on Sat 4th May 2013 03:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Resistance is Futile"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

I've been using laptops for a few years, but recently decided to build a tower. (Due to maintenance concerns, as your post suggested.) The performance difference between a mid-range laptop and a low-end tower shocked me. People may be claiming that any computer is powerful enough these days, but it's sheer nonsense if you value your time.

So count me in the "retro" camp too. I'll take better over gimmickier any day. And since Google Glass just happens to be the latest gimmick ...

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RE[4]: Resistance is Futile
by WereCatf on Sat 4th May 2013 09:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Resistance is Futile"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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.


I've got a laptop from 2004, 2 from 2006, 1 from 2010 and 1 from 2011 -- only the oldest one is experiencing technical difficulties. HDDs tend to break after such a long time in use, that I agree with, but they're easy to swap out or if it's just a few UNC-errors on the disk it's easy to force the disc to redo those sectors or relocate them to spare areas.

Sure, a regular PC is easier to service if something breaks, but tbh I find laptops still quite repairable if the issue lies anywhere other than the motherboard itself. Swapping the LCD out for a new one, for example, requires some time as you have to open everything up, but it is perfectly doable.

Edited 2013-05-04 09:57 UTC

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