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Why do some authors/publishers make it sooo bloody difficult to buy their books, I like some of Scalzi's books but I spent months trying to purchase the 3rd book in the Old Mans War series as an ebook, I eventually pirated the bloody thing in disgust. I had to do the same thing for Neal Ashers Spatterjay series although I did try and pay for them on his fan site.
Thanks for that link, now to see if its possible to buy the book.
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I'm a developer but there are no links for developers, this seems like it is also only for end-users that like to make their boring lives seem compelling. Really, what use is such a revolutionary product if you can't develop and app for it or get any specifications whatsoever without digging through thousands of layers of social media bs?
Second, and well, this one sucks, I have amblyopia of the right-eye, thus I can't use the glasses anyway. Only people with right-eye vision can, if the pictures are true. Words and descriptions about products are so twentieth century.
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Indeed please spend a shitload of cash to tell us how crap the first run of devices are. Really? If you're that confident about your product, give them away to garner interest; but I suppose people are stupid enough to give them money to test it for them.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Red Adair. nils illegitimus carborundum
I like the way it only shows people doing aspirational or creative things.
I find the whole site hateful, the "How to Get one" section is particularly depressing: "We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass." being the first salvo in what is obviously a ploy to generate marketing-worthy bullshit material. Doubtless in due course we'll be inflicted with recordings of "ordinary" people doing "inspirational" stuff that wouldn't have happened without Glass.
I just want one so we can see if we can put live voltage data on power lines for linemen to improve safety but, alas, I don't have twitter or google+, and that would require programming and documentation with is neither bold or inspirational. And since you have to be in NY or LA to get it, well, that's not happening either.
I love being excluded from the start. Actually, it would be nice to see how they work. Although the pictures show people away from cities, I am betting it has a built in 4G or similar cellular antenna and works using a thin-client concept requiring constant access to the Interwebs.