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

yes. Sometimes the best hacks are the ugliest...

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RE[8]: Resistance is Futile
by WereCatf on Sun 5th May 2013 15:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Resistance is Futile"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

yes. Sometimes the best hacks are the ugliest...


To quote you from earlier: "A pocket watch with a band made out of duckt tape, well that might just qualify them for a promotion."

I don't see anything good about that and it actually would serve to give me a negative first impression of the person. Why? Well, a good engineer knows how to properly fix things and would just replace the band with a new one -- using duct tape as a replacement is shoddy, poor workmanship and won't last for long and a person who's solution to such a simple problem is to resort to duct tape is most likely not a terribly reliable character.

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

Do you know what a pocket watch is?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_watch

There isn't an original band. I mentioned the pocket watch because taking something that was supposed to be carried inside a pocket (like cell phones) and purposefully attaching it to a wrist is an bracing reminder of the cyclical nature of technology

We once always had our time pieces inside pockets, and moved towards wrist watches as technology improved. Then when cell phones were introduced people went back to having time pieces in their pockets. And of course with pebble and the rumored apple watch they are about to move back to the wrist.

The ducktape is just standard hacker tool #1 and provides nice artistic contrast with the elegant pocket watch, reflecting the desire to catch up to technology while sacrificing aesthetics and to a certain extent practicality.

I thought that was obvious. Apparently not... Which is why anyone coming in the door with that much insight would qualify for the promotion.

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