Originally Posted by tt92618
Actually I know that Google isn't aiming at some sort of mass market phenomenon with the device because they have stated so.
Off topic - are you going out of your way to be an abrasive arse, or is that just your personal style?
You are being willfully obnoxious. You cling to your own definition of what 'success' would mean for a product, and you refuse to recognize how basically flawed and absurd that definition is.
I think I need to let this go, now, because it is just a tremendously unproductive waste of time - I have much better things to do with my time than debate you on a topic where you are willfully clinging to your biases and where your core problem is the simple bias that Glass doesn't have an Apple logo on it. And you don't even have the intellectual honesty (or perhaps capacity) to recognize that you are biased - tremendously so. But I can tell you this - if Steve Jobs had unveiled something like Glass and called it a 'hobby' where we 'think there is something there', we wouldn't even be having this conversation, because you and the rest of the fanzis here would be lauding it for the sheer vision, despite its practical limitations.
Oh wait - that was Apple TV.
Apple insider is, in general, a den of irrationality, and from my conversation with you, I see that extends directly from the staff. For the most part it isn't possible to have an open or honest conversation here, and I recognize that I should have remained silent because this is a gigantic waste of time.
Originally Posted by mstone
So... tt92618 is back again. I guess he wasn't lying when he said he worked for all platforms. I apologize for suggesting he was just an Amazon shill. Apparently he's simply a universal contrarian.
No I'm a technologist and yes, a developer, and unlike you I don't have an agenda with respect to any particular platform - I simply like cool technology, and I'm happy to recognize it wherever it comes from, and regardless of the logo affixed to it.
By the way, I was really irked by your personal attacks on me, mostly because you have no basis for them at all; they are purely bias driven, are not substantive, and serve no purpose whatsoever. They are juvenile. Your sarcastic commentary questioning the veracity of my statements about development (because I cite so many different platforms) were particularly oafish because you clearly know nothing about actually doing development work. I say that because if you did, you would recognize that there are many development platforms that allow deployment to many targets. Unity, for example, allows a game developer to write a single code base and deploy it to iOS, Windows, Windows Phone 8, Android, Blackberry 10, Windows App Store apps, Mac OS, Linux, Web browsers (via unity web player), Playstation, XBox, and Wii. And oh yeah, Amazon provides plugins so you can target their stuff too. It's EASY to be a multi-platform developer in this day and age, and having an irrational bias towards any one is a true liability as a developer. You mocking me for it simply shows what an ignoramus you are.
You are irrational - you and the rest of the fanzis here. You are truly irrational in your absolute hatred, mockery, and dismissive attitudes towards anything non-Apple. And it is sad for you. There is so much cool stuff out here in the rest of the world. Some of it is built by Apple, and some of it isn't. It is really sad the way you willingly lobotomize yourselves and render yourselves incapable of gaining value of benefit from non-Apple products. You can't even bring yourselves to admit it when someone else does something neat.
As a developer, I just think the whole thing is laughable. I see no reason to slavishly tie myself to any particular company. I don't need to invest a fragile ego into feeling superior about a stupid product and my support of it. Quite the opposite - I get value from being willing to evaluate technologies on the benefit of the technologies alone. Because ultimately I have more opportunities doing so.
Anyway, I have real things, of actual benefit, to accomplish. So I'll leave you for now.
I accept your apology ;-)