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February 21, 2013

Google Glass: bookofjoeTV just might arrive sooner than even I thought possible

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I say this because yesterday "Google announced... it's opening up the testing program for its wearable high-tech specs to anyone, provided you can impress the company with an application and have $1,500 to spare."

According to Hayley Tsukayama's Washington Post story, "The company said that it's opening up its explorer program, which had been mainly aimed at developers, to 'bold, creative' people who have strong ideas about how they want to use the new technology. According to the contest rules, Google will extend invitations to the top 8,000 applicants with the highest scores."

Maybe they'll let me misread bold for "old" and give me a geriatric pass.


Yeah, I'll apply, but I must say I feel a bit miffed that I have to shuffle along amongst hoi polloi and hope to get plucked from the slushpile.

Jeez, I've been saying for years I'm ready to rock 'n roll with bojTV and just need a little tech support: you'd think my Mountain View homies — yes, more than a handful of Google folks are boj regulars of long standing — would reach out and drop a little virtual Glass fairy dust on me.

I mean, you know they don't want me to start broadcasting on Apple's iWatch or iWear or whatever they're gonna call it.

Speaking of which, I hope my Infinite Loopers remember whose posts made their days and nights just a little bit more amusing for the past 8+ years.

But as always, I expect nothing from anyone in fact.

That's the way to live: everything then becomes a gift.

So I'll put my pennies aside for the next month and hope they amount to $1,500, the price of admission should I somehow end up among the 8,000 elect invited to buy a pair and put them through their paces.

You can apply too, right here: go on, make it even harder for me.

What's less than 0?

Not too much, so it's not like I'm worried I just made my odds even longer.


Maybe I'll post my completed application here: I've got till 2:29 a.m. E.T. Thursday, February 28, to get it in.

Stay tuned.

February 21, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink


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for its first iteration the appearance of the device is not bad; certainly could be worse http://www.woodp.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/bluetoothdork.jpg

Posted by: rob | Feb 21, 2013 8:55:01 AM

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