I’ve been telling people that this reminds me of the Apple II, which I unboxed with my dad back in 1977. It was expensive. It didn’t do much. But I knew my life had changed in a big way and would just get better and better. Already this week I’ve gotten a new RSS app, the New York Times App, and a Twitter app. With many more on the way.
This is the most interesting new product since the iPhone and I don’t say that lightly.
I would have never have guessed that Scoble would have been so emphatic in his support for Google Glass. Say what you want about Scoble but he does consume and use a lot of new technology. He’s got a good understanding of what he likes and doesn’t like and when he says he’ll use this technology for the rest of his life, you’re kind of inclined to believe him.
I just don’t know with Google Glass. I haven’t tried it, obviously, but it does excite me. I’m intrigued and interested to see what the longevity of this kind of product is. If, as Scoble notes, the use of technology like this can become widely popular and thus become perceived as the norm, it will be ok. Otherwise, I can’t help but feel it’ll be like Siri. You’ll use it once or twice, find it cool, then never use it again. Scoble is right. It depends on the price. The price decides whether this goes mainstream and becomes the technology of the future, or stays as a fad within the geek community.