Google Glass was supposed to replace phones and PCs, becoming the peripheral that turned the internet itself into a bodily function, making the instant overlay of real-time information into a new organic language. Where did everything go wrong? Was it the unchecked hubris of Big Tech, which had become addicted to solving problems that didn’t exist using grandiose solutions with prohibitive price tags? Was it a tone deaf marketing campaign that failed to take into account the secret loathing of Silicon Valley’s haughty elites? Or was it simply too early, a product before its time like the Palm Pilot or disco? Journalist Quinn Myers gets the inventors, users, developers, detractors, lovers, haters, models, and memers all on the record in this slim new entry in the Remember the Internet series. NOT AVAILABLE FOR GOOGLE GLASS.
Quinn Myers is a staff writer at MEL. He reports on internet culture, technology, health, masculinity, and the communities that flourish within.
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-68219-925-1 ISBN (ebook): 978-1-68219-926-8 Available 9/20/22