Don’t be a Glasshole


Seems Google has heard all the rumblings and concerns (and mocking) about their forthcoming product “Glass”.

You know the wearable device that looks like a pair of eyeglasses, but with a little computer and display integrated into it.

The product is getting ready to launch to the general public in a while, and Google has high hopes for the device. It is, after all, a huge step into the realm of wearable technology.

I’ve gone on record as hating the thing from the start. I would never use one, and I’m not sure how I’d react to actually seeing in the “wild”.

Google now seems to be hearing a lot more people like me express “concerns” about the device and how the wearers/operators/owners will be using the devices and behaiving in public.

So, they have published a “Do’s and Don’ts” file for the new “Explorers” as they call them.

https://sites.google.com/site/glasscomms/glass-explorers

It’s pretty funny.

The best thing is that they call people who are being jerks “Glassholes”.

Love it!

I’ve used the term before for a wide variety of things, but to think that the term Glasshole could become a permanent part of our tech/pop culture is too funny.

The last sentence is really the telling one.

Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers.”

In other words, please don’t be a complete asshat (read: Glasshole) with our pet project because we really don’t want organizations to start banning them like firearms or cigarets.

Yeah, that would be horrible for business.

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