Comments: Being Me

Cooler than me is a pretty low bar...

Seems like Glass is going to have to deal with, at some point in the not-too-distant future, the fact that not everyone who wants access to their toys has no disabilities or adaptations necessary.

Given the frequency with which I'm losing (and often finding again, though not always in perfect condition) my new glasses (just basic low-power reading lenses, for age-related farsightedness. The kind that makes Glass... maybe hard to use?), I'm pretty sure I should hold out for less cool but implanted devices.

The semester has settled down a bit, though family and medical stuff is still going on, and I'm deeply unhappy about my organizational level and speed of grading/processing the work that needs doing. Last-minute all-nighters are a young person's game; that's not me anymore.

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at November 20, 2013 12:30 PM

The idea of prescription lenses has already been floated and Google is aware of the need. I think they're wise to focus on getting the basic device rolled out (at a reasonable price point, one hopes) before they start developing specialty applications.

(Although, really, the headset is 80% of the way there already. All it needs is a bit sturdier frame to accommodate prescription lenses.)

My sympathy for the workload. (How's that extra online session working out?) In the last few years, I've had an increasing tendency to begrudge extra hours spent working instead of living. I'm quite a bit older than you, of course, but I hear where you're coming from.

Sometimes, we get so lost in the trees we lose sight of the basic forest. Are there bits & pieces sucking up your time that, when you stand back and look at them, aren't really core issues--aren't really critically important?

Posted by Anne at November 20, 2013 02:46 PM

P.S. For what it's worth, Glass works fine with those skinny-minny, half-sized reading glasses, if you're reasonably cautious about putting them on and off.

Posted by Anne at November 20, 2013 02:51 PM