Google calls stupid Glass-wearers ''Glassholes.'' Well, DUH!

Google PR says Glasshole

Ed. loves this image of Scoble wearing Google Glass.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) PR offers cute list of things to do and not to do. Glass Explorers take note: Google doesn't want you to be nerdy. Otherwise, it might spoil it for everyone (but especially for Google).

Yes, in a belated realization that real people find Glass as creepy as a school for stuffed bunnies, the enormous ad-broker suggests some rules to live by.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the prison of the prism. Not to mention: A school for stuffed whatnow?..

Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.

 

Neil "before Zod" McAllister is generally Super (thanks for asking): [Don't cross the streams -Ed.]

Google has [posted] a list of dos and don'ts for its head-mounted computers.

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In a nutshell, while Google would like its Glass Explorers to wear [it] as much as possible, they shouldn't be too pushy...especially when it comes to taking pictures or video of others.

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Notably, however, the list includes no similar caution against wearing Glass while driving or operating other vehicles.  MORE

 

Zach Miners digs into the detail of why Google's doing this:

The headmounted computer system is still in its early days but it's starting to become more prominent, and its ability to let people surreptitiously record video and take photos has sparked questions about what's appropriate.

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Users also shouldn't stare into their Glass displays for long periods of time, Google said. ... Google has maintained Glass developer policies for some time now, but [they] address privacy and...are aimed at those developing apps rather than end users.  MORE

 

The Matt Burns. It Burns!

Apparently — and I know this might be a shocker — you’re not supposed to stand in the corner of the room and record people.

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Glass’s future rests largely on the public’s acceptance of the technology. If...it’s deemed nerdy...the technology will be an also-ran.  MORE

 

In an uncharacteristic PR slip-up, an unnamed Google Glass gnome reveals the real reason behind the list—via this innocuous phrase, buried right at the end:

Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass.  MORE

 

Meanwhile, Mike Elgan spots the other amusing use of language in that final section:

The last "don't"? What else? Don't be a Glasshole!  MORE

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