About a week ago, Google seemed to face a tense moment in the development of its high-profile Google Glass wearable computer. Call it Peak Glass Cynicism.
Some of the device’s earliest fans were questioning Google’s devotion to the product. Bars were banning it, citing the device’s surreptitious integrated camera. Bloggers were ridiculing it. In a sign that the mounting criticism was worrying the search giant, Google e-mailed journalists with “the top 10 Google Glass Myths.” Number three: “Glass Explorers are technology-worshiping geeks” the e-mail read. “Our Explorers come from all walks of life.”