BBC News reports that Google is ending sales of Google Glass:
The company insists it is still committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product, but will stop producing Glass in its present form.Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC describes his life with the hideous eyewear:
Instead it will focus on “future versions of Glass” with work carried out by a different division to before.
As I found when I spent a couple of months wearing Glass, it has a number of really useful aspects — in particular the camera. There is however one huge disadvantage — it makes its users look daft, and that meant that it was never going to appeal to a wide audience.Perhaps Google Glass, like Odysseus, will someday return. But I can’t imagine many people pining away in the interim.
[Did you notice the British “different to”? The Glass website and the Google blog carry no news of Glass’s imminent disappearance.]