I don’t know how to respond to the juxtaposition of the Sergey Brin’s statement and his choice to wear Google Glass while making it, other than to hope that he realizes how ridiculous he looks when pointing out something that may in fact be quite right:
You’re standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass.
My first reaction is, what is that thing strapped to your head? NOT, some featureless piece of hardware? It’s certainly seems even more inane than any smartphone one could potentially use. But, he sort of has a point. However, as John Gruber so wonderfully points out:
I can see the argument that dicking around with our phones in public is not cool, that we should pay more attention to our companions and surroundings, and less to our computer displays. Strapping a computer display to your face is not the answer.
I really, really don’t get the products being released by Google–they’re making them, they’re changing the world, fine–but, trying to position them in such a way as to solve a problem that doesn’t exist is probably not the finest move they could be making.