Archive for August, 2013

What Google Glass is good for

Monday, August 12th, 2013

So far, it’s good for a quote in Forbes magazine, which actually pretty good. Here’s the relevant paragraph:

Being able to pull up all kinds of facts in a hurry would make Glass compelling both at work and at play, adds Tom Shields, founder and chief strategy officer at YieldEx, an advertising analytics platform for digital publishers. During a family weekend at Lake Tahoe, Shields says he was delighted when Glass could provide instant answers about which actors and actresses started in famous movies — and annoyed when the Google gadget turned out to be the most slow-witted presence in the room.

I’ve had it for a week or so, and I’d say it’s still more of a party trick than a real product, but that’s why they are calling it a prototype. Sure will be interesting to see what the killer app(s) turn out to be.