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Popobawa wrote (edited )

I really wonder about what motivates people to fuss about the appearance of such things. As an example of the fickleness of tech fashions and public perceptions, I observed a huge reactionary backlash against Google Glass. Which was rationalized with "because they are a computer", and "it has a camera" when it is functionally little different from the ubiquitous phones which are computer+camera the complainers already had themselves.

Meanwhile, I have an ancient Xybernaut wearable computer with headset. It also has (gasp) a camera. And nobody has ever complained about it, with remarks only being how retro and clunky the tech looks. The difference? It's not a Google Glass! Masses of non-experts are too easily primed by news-marketing as to what tech they should or should not adopt.