|"ok glass, pose for the camera."|
There's a lot I feel I could write about this experience so far, but I'll save that for later posts. I started writing this particular post in part because of a New York Times article about the concerns over wearable computing, and thought a reaction to it was appropriate. I got my order of Glass on 15 May, an between the price tag and all the buzz around the device I've been very self-conscious of what's on my head. Over the first few days, I kept to wearing Glass only at home or at work, because I was still learning how to best explain/show the basic function and features to people (of varying technology backgrounds) that were asking.
|Glass initially comes in Cotton, Shale, Charcoal, Sky and Tangerine.|
(or: White, Gray, Black, Light Blue, and Orange)
|I've liked using Glass in more casual environments, where it's|
noninvasive and I don't feel like I'm instantly being judged for using it :P
After about two weeks I've gotten more bold with where I wear Glass, although I still impose some personal caveats on bringing it with me. I don't wear it driving (Maryland cell phone laws are ambiguous on the legality of driving with Glass), and I don't wear it in theaters or restrooms. Since I need to wear contacts in order to put them on decently I only wear them at home sometimes.When I was out and about D.C. people were mainly inquisitive about the device, if they noticed it at all - though I'd think the Sky color is kinda noticeable.
|Not as noticeable as a guy in a Superman cape I suppose.|
I've fielded a fair number of basic questions about the device, and have finally gotten a little time this week to start looking at aspects of developing for the device, so in a few weeks I hope to have some more opinions as a developer of the device. But for now I thought a little general commentary was appropriate.
[Followed up in Google Glass: A Second Look]