Horn Rims Won't Make Google Glass Fashionable

Rebecca Greenfield

So then, a question: Can that mini computer screen hovering over your eye ever look cool or even just normal? "There’s a reason we all make fun of someone wearing a Bluetooth or a BlackBerry holster," Daniella Yacobovsky, co-founder of BaubleBar, an online jewelry retailer told Miller. "Is it useful? Of course it is. Do I look like a tool? Yeah. I’m not going to wear it."

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Even when fashion models don Google Glass specs they look like creatures from a sci-fi flick. What hope does that leave for us normal looking folk? Not much, as chronicled by The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal. A San Francisco bartender explained his feelings about two patrons who walked in wearing the Google glasses as such: "When you buy a new phone, it's in your pocket, but this, you're wearing something on your face. Anyone that cares what they look like is not gonna wear Google glasses. That's my opinion," said Tom Madonna, owner of Shotswell where he's seen a lot of customers bring in weird tech stuff. "If you are super nerdy and you like to show off that you're in tech and smart and all those things, I can see you probably wearing Google Glasses, but you are probably in a bubble," he added. Even the nerds think these things look freakish. At least for now. Perhaps in a couple of years looking like an extra in Star Trek: Voyager will be considered hip?