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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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Lame. Don't get me wrong everyone has something that they spend more money than they absolutely need to. But, I won't take any time to brain latencies seriously from someone that does. Expensive watches look terrible to me. I might not hire someone because of an expensive watch worn to an interview ( in combination with other factors obviously, but it would be a negative). Now a casio calculator watch is definitely a plus if it has definite wear signs. A pocket watch with a band made out of duckt tape, well that might just qualify them for a promotion.

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RE[4]: Resistance is Futile
by pooo on Sat 4th May 2013 16:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Resistance is Futile"
pooo Member since:
2006-04-22

I share you allergy to all signs of douchyness but, cmon, you have definitely outed yourself as a shameless hipster.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Why, because of the duckt tape? If you're taking simple, cheap things and using them beyond or despite their capacities, that's awesome. If you're paying a lump sum of money just to have something to look cool, that's not very impressive. Do you understand the distinction? If I'm looking for a creative talented engineer, I know which one I'd choose.

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RE[4]: Resistance is Futile
by Jondice on Sun 5th May 2013 17:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Resistance is Futile"
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

This is a matter of taste largely: not every expensive-looking watch is necessarily that expensive (unless you know more about watches than I do - which is little enough, but given your general disdain for them, I am betting not). Even though I'm pretty far down the list on persons caring about fashion, I personally think metallic watches, and leather-banded watches, can look ok sometimes.

My wife bought be watch for $200 roughly, it is a Bulova. I've wasted more money by far on failed electronics projects.

To be fair, I kind of hate this watch other than its looks - I wanted something functional, and my last kinetic watch kept a charge for quite a while. This one will lose it in less than a day. Also, I fell once and it became apparent that this watch was even more of a liability due to a watch-induced minor injury ;) .

Ever been to China? They are really taking watch fashion to the next level there...

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