February 20, 2014

"Respect others and if they have questions about Glass don’t get snappy."

"Be polite and explain what Glass does and remember, a quick demo can go a long way. In places where cell phone cameras aren’t allowed, the same rules will apply to Glass. If you’re asked to turn your phone off, turn Glass off as well. Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers."

20 comments:

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Is it obvious to the non-wearer that the device is turned off?

I wouldn't trust someone who assured me that their cell phone camera was off, while walking around aiming it at things and holding it so only they could see the screen.

john said...

Steven Glass?

Is the request the same if they have questions about Andrew Sullivan?

CWJ said...
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Joshua Barker said...

So far everyone I've met has been positive and interested in learning more about them. Haven't had any negative reactions, but then again I'm generally try to be polite and considerate on principal.

They're really not that big a deal... basically just like wearing glasses with a very tiny screen floating just outside your direct line of sight... I'd say in this case, people's outrage is purely an "online" phenomena

Lyssa said...

"Respect others and if they have questions about Glass don't get snappy"

Is asking someone questions about their Glass considered a microagression?

southcentralpa said...

We lost ahold of the rope when we (out of fear of the mentally ill) didn't mock and point at people walking around talking into their phone. Now people think that Google Glass is okay by extension.

I'm not sure how we unring that bell, but I'd love to hear suggestions.

southcentralpa said...

I've heard of being polite to a principal, but polite ON principal ... ? At least be the tool of an evil corporation with good grammar.

MadisonMan said...

Is asking someone questions about their Glass considered a microagression?

Do you know that Google Glass makes you look geeky? Microaggression.

Do you know that Google Glass makes you look really with-it and fabulous? Acceptable.

southcentralpa said...

Also, George Clooney calling you a geek? Okay.

Some random dork? Not so much ...

Joshua Barker said...

"I've heard of being polite to a principal, but polite ON principal ... ? At least be the tool of an evil corporation with good grammar."

Oh please stop with the grammar Nazi shtick... And only tools call other people tools...

Freeman Hunt said...

Don't even mention it. That invite to buy is still sitting in my inbox. But I think it would be bad etiquette for someone with a family to drop $1500+ on a beta product for fun. Que sera sera.

Carl Pham said...

Even as we speak, Japanese entrepreneurs are feverishly writing apps that will overlay the image of Jenna Jameson's ass on top of the sight of your wife's, and match the movement of the former to the latter with clever image-capture algorithms first developed for the NSA.

Smilin' Jack said...

"If you’re asked to turn your phone off, turn Glass off as well. Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers."

Suppose I respond "How about I turn your face off instead?" Would that ruin it for other Explorers?

Alex said...

Funny, Apple never needed to put out a dos/donts page about the iPhone. But than again, Apple has taste.

MayBee said...

I still think it's going to damage your vision, having something vying for your peripheral vision wherever you look.

Like the glasses in The Jerk.

Lefty57 said...

And Joshua Barker reinforces my snap judgement that anyone who would use Google Glass in public must be an asshole.

pst314 said...

"I've heard of being polite to a principal, but polite ON principal ..."

I'd stand on principal here, except that back in HS I respected mine.

pst314 said...

Dr. Sheldon Cooper does not understand why he should turn off his Glass.

richard mcenroe said...

"Explorers?" Any Glass drone starts wandering around me recording my life for his masters at Google and he can explore picking Glass bits out of his face.

And yes, I said "his." How many women are early-adopting this crap?

pst314 said...

Ignorance is Bliss said "Is it obvious to the non-wearer that the device is turned off?"

If you read a few articles about this you will see that Glass has a light that tells you when it is recording. Of course, someone could cover or disable it.