NBC News- Pining for Google Glass? You could snag a pair of your own on Tuesday. The tech giant is opening its “Explorer Program” to the general public for one day on April 15, allowing any adult in the United States to purchase the technology for $1,500 plus tax on the Google Glass site. The limited number of Google Glass will be available for sale starting at 6 a.m. PST — 9 a.m. on the East Coast — at this link. The announcement about the sale, made last week via Google+ and Facebook posts, came after The Verge posted that it had obtained documents that indicated that Google will open up its “Explorer Program,” making the personal wearable computers available to anyone. “Whoops. So… we’d planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat’s out of the bag now,” Google Glass said in its post. “Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass, some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new.”

If you were ever worried you wouldn’t know which people to hate, Google is making it that much easier come April 15th. Do I want a pair of Google glasses? Sure, of course I do. Everyone that gives a shit about technology will always want to be on the cusp of innovation and have the newest stuff and if they say otherwise they are fucking liars. But I am personally pretty mad at the Googs for how they are handling this whole Glass thing. From a business stand point it’s genius because what is one way to make everyone buy your product? You make it unavailable for very long periods of time. If you want your club to look popular make people wait 45 mins before they can get in even if there are only 4 people inside. You don’t give technology to the masses, you only let people with 15 hundies in the bank (plus tax) order from the ‘limited’ supply and watch them stumble around and bump into shit and tell their friends how big of losers they are for not having a pair. Then watch as the waiting list grows by the fucking second. So since I’ve already spent my tax refund on things like electricity, water, and clothes for my infant child, I think I am going to publicly boycott Google! Down with Google! That is until the Nexus 6 comes out or I can buy the Glasses at a later date..God damn you Google, god damn you.

PS They know that most of these white people that are buying these will be robbed right? Just wanted to make sure that was clear.


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