The Era of Wearable Computing
There’s been a lot of chat about Google Glass recently. With 1500 people piloting the hardware and the concept of wearable computing getting its first notices, it’s easy to understand. But I think in one way we might be mistaken. The era of wearable computing didn’t start with Google Glass. Like many things it started even before there really was such a thing. I pin the epoch’s initialization to August 2009. That’s when none other than Brad Pitt posed for the cover of Wired magazine. Somewhere in small print the cover has these words: “Ditch the headset. This guy can barely pull it off and you’re not him.” I’ve never seen or heard a more succinct and on target analysis. hahaha!