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cafzali
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cafzali,
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8/11/2014 | 2:56:56 PM
Re: Glass
@Daniel Most of the products that Google develops won't "graduate" into offerings you're aware of. Google, even more so than Microsoft, is the master of one or two "trick ponies" that subsidize everything else they do. This allows them to fail an awful lot and still have tons of cash and be thought of as a company that innovates. 

In reality, Google is an interactive advertising company more than they are a tech company. 
GAProgrammer
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GAProgrammer,
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8/6/2014 | 12:15:07 PM
Re: Will miss the chance
The mere fact that you never did so when it was available shows why it was a failed endeavor. The reality is that most people didn't want to take the time to go to the exhibit for numerous reasons. It's another "that sounds cool! Let's do it!" idea that didn't take reality into account and is thrown on the trash heap, with all its resources spent and wasted.
zaious
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zaious,
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8/5/2014 | 12:32:54 AM
Will miss the chance
There are many permits, calculations, ROI's, but as a tech enthusiast, I always wanted to visit the exhibits that showcased techno goodies. I wonder how it would feel like to walk around in these barges, trying new innovations (good or bad), get frustrated or excited. Sigh! That is not goign to happen :(
danielcawrey
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8/2/2014 | 5:34:04 PM
Glass
Google Glass is controversial technology. And although there have been some negative developments for the product as of late, I have a hard time believing that products like this will proliferate.

As soon as there is a solid use case for something like this, wearables connected via vision will become a big thing. It's just a matter of time - and its doubtful anyone can predict when something like this will hit critical mass. 


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