Gizmodo: Did you actually buy Google Glass today?


Coming on the heels of talking about other early adopter risks, we have the biggest early adopter nerd-out in recent history, Google Glass. And frankly, my reservations are similar to those with Bitcoin. Glass is a first generation product, with its attendant lack of features and questionable design. You may disagree with me, and I have a one word counterargument: Blackberry.

If you were a smartphone early adopter, you ended up with a Blackberry. Given their enormous utility compared to other modern phones at the time, this wasn’t inherently a bad thing, and RIM made a lot of highly desirable features available to their customers.

Then this thing called the iPhone came out.

I frankly think the rest of the analogy speaks for itself.


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