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I was basically thinking of that - some kind of quit smoking thing or weight loss maybe. If it works for one person and she looks good "after" then you can sell a million copies, even if it doesn't work for most people.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Basis for this: "Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses." —Dorothy Parker
With the cultural bias against glasses and the market predominance of laser-operation providers and contact-lens manufacturers, that isn't going to change. Only geeks that already wear heavy glasses, and who want to watch porn and play pocket pool while at, or walking to/from, work will really want these. They're already being banned in jurisdictions wise enough to realize that they are a dangerous distraction.
Conclusion: don't let hardware [hardwear?] geeks do your market research, unless it's solely to geeks you would market it.
That being said, there is still room for a GG "killer app": Autocall911 (in the US & Canada), Autocall999 (in Britain), and Schonverfickt112 (in the rest of the EU).
Using motion sensors, it will automatically call for emergency medical attention on severe impact, providing pre-set explanatory phrases to the dispatchers, phrases such as
"Help! I've just walked under a bus!" and
"Help! I've just been punched in the face by someone who got fed up with the St Vitus-dance head bobbing and antisocial GG-speak I was doing trying to read my email while they thought we were having a conversation!"
Oh, wait, there's a hardware add-on that would be great, too! "GlassBag"!
No, not a scrotal condition, but one that would use forward-facing video analysis to measure the speed with which objects were approaching the face of someone wearing GG. It would inflate an airbag automatically to protect GG and the wearer's face from things like the power pole, delivery van or bodybuilder he had just walked into.
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932
I hadn't heard about the Windows Azure Developer Challenge until well after it already started. Since my main credit card was just deactivated (BofA suspected fraud and automatically sent me a new card), I am going through all my accounts to switch them over to my new credit card.
One of these accounts is my Exchange Online account, and while looking for how to change my billing info, I just happened to poke around in the Junk folder and there is a Code Project newsletter in there announcing 10,000,000 members and the Azure challenge in giant font right at the top. Looks like a few of the newsletters ended up there.