MJ Parnell

Google Glass and Hype

LukeW’s recent comments are broadly in line with my own gut feeling about Glass – it’s a great toy but not yet a great product.

Whether or not the consumer version will be a great product remains to be seen, but it highlights an interesting disjunction within Google. It’s still enormously important as a wearable computing experiment (and hats off to Google for conducting this experiment) but that doesn’t equate to importance as a fully-rounded product. Google often seems to launch products that are engineer-driven, somewhat experimental and quite niche.