“Let me go on record here and state that I was not a fan of Google Glass at all. I cannot imagine being at a party or a restaurant or other social setting and seeing somebody wearing Glass,” Jim Lynch blogs. “If I had been in that situation I would have immediately put my guard up for fear of being recorded in a video by the Glass wearer. I don’t think I’m alone in that since most of us say and do things that we don’t want recorded and shared without our knowledge and consent.”
“Yes, the Glass device was a combination of ugly and silly that made anybody wearing them look foolish, to say the least. I wear distance glasses, and you couldn’t have paid me enough to walk around with Glass on my head. Ugh,” Lynch writes. “But I don’t think Glass is gone for good at all, I think Google realized that a serious makeover was needed and that is what they are doing right now.”
“Google has handed Glass off to Tony Fadell, the guy who was responsible for Apple’s iPod and even had a part in the development of the iPhone. He heads up the Nest division at Google, and now he’s in charge of Glass,” Lynch writes. “There’s no guarantee, of course, that Fadell can turn Glass into another iPod. Lightning rarely strikes twice in that way. But I really don’t think he has to hit iPod-like sales numbers with Glass for it to be considered successful. He simply needs to redefine the purpose and physical design of Glass in a way that makes it a viable product, and makes it something that people actually want to buy rather than just another technological curiosity unleashed on the world by Google.”
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MacDailyNews Take: So, the answer to the headline is: No.
Google Glass is no more, if it ever was – January 15, 2015