Yes but fashion is subjective. Many people thing the Segway is cool... and as long as those people have the money to buy one, it doesn't matter what the rest think.
Segway was another hyped up thing, world changing apparently. It was for the inventor who went off a cliff on his.
With 66% of people overweight or obese the Segway was just a bad idea, laziness taken to the next level. There's nothing wrong with the technology though.
Same with Glass, the technology is fine but the application is not.
"Segway was another hyped up thing, world changing apparently. It was for the inventor who went off a cliff on his."
Let's not be spreading misinformation, shall we? The inventor is alive and well. The plunger was the bloke who bought the company later:
Wasn't the tech for the Segway used for some wheelchairs? I remember seeing a wheelchair that could climb stairs using the same tech that keeps Segways from toppling over.
Just because Glass looks silly now, it may be more useful than we currently believe.
Re: the Segway was just a bad idea
Anything George W. Bush can fall off can't be all bad.
Me thinks the journo doesn't appreciate the fact that Mario isn't available on anything else. At least, not in any official capacity.
So how about Mr. Marc Newson…
design a better prototype, since he's so clever?
Technological constraint: It must be as big as glass and weigh as much. There is no current technology which would allow to make it smaller.
Market constraint: It must be aimed at the general population, not geeks.
"Someone jostling you in the train? No problem."
Err no, 'cause while your attention is absorbed by Glass, your pocket is being picked...
"you just look like a complete dick"
And that would be different for me from any other day just how?
I've been a geek for 40 years now. I really could not give less of a shit about what I look like or what people think of me. If it does something useful for me, I'll use it.
How it's different
Thick glasses, skinny,... these were your genetic cards handed to you so most reasonable people will cut you slack.
GGlasses.... your choosing.
That is the diference.
Cant wait to get my hands on a pair! I have a feeling these will make an awesome helmet/eye camera when out on my motorbiek during a track day!