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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Glasshole Speaker Series Commences Tonight

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

click to enlarge Not speaking in the city tonight. - GARY SHTEYNGART
There's a joke about libertarians or vegans or the gluten free: How do you know someone's libertarian/vegan/gluten free? Don't worry. They'll tell you. 

Enter Google Glass. It's so high-tech, it renders this joke obsolete. You don't even have to ask about the Google Glass. It's just ... there. 

In much the same way the internet enjoys reading about the internet and actors enjoy films about actors, Google Glass "explorers" seem to enjoy talking about being Google Glass "explorers." 

And so, tonight, marks the inaugural San Francisco Google Glass "Speaker Series," in which a trio of folks with strange eyewear  “will share their adventures with Glass over the past year.” 

The triumvirate are listed as an illustrator known "for his Star Wars and Marvel Comics trading card work"; a workout fiend who eats Ironman competitions for breakfast; and a photographer who does tai chi. 

Frankly, the Google Glass element would seem to be the least compelling life habit of the members of this panel. But, to each his own

And you could do worse. Not every Google Glass user makes for a compelling interview subject — or positive product placement. 

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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