You know something is wrong with Google Glass when one of Google's biggest supporters rants about how horrible the face-computer is.
Jarvis is a journalist and professor who has written three books about the tech industry, including one called "What Would Google Do?," which argues that lesser companies ought to imitate Google's example. He also co-hosts a weekly podcast called "This Week In Google." So he's no stranger to the company.
While Jarvis may be a fan of the search giant in general, he revealed on Twitter that he's not into Google Glass. On Tuesday, Jarvis called Glass "a horrid waste of money," "useless," "overpriced," "inconvenient," and "clumsy." He didn't hold back.
Just got my Google Glass glasses. The impracticality is stunning. Oh, how I wish I'd returned.
I'm about to trade in old Glass for new Glass. I wish I could just return them.
I just called Google begging them to get me the hell out of Glass, a horrid waste of money.
There's hardly a greater Google fan than me, but I *hate* Glass and just want out.
Google Glass prescription frames come in a case that requires its own backpack. Jeesh.
@KevinCTofel They are awkward & not useful and expensive and the new frames are ridiculously horribly designed.
This is the case for the unbendable & otherwise unwearable overpriced Glass frames. pic.twitter.com/6BU824ZP27
@dannysullivan I feel like a damned fool for ever having ordered them.
@kirkmarschel awkward. useless. expensive. clumsy.
.@merelyjim Right. I use a Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Chromebook Pixel happily but I *hate* glass.
Jarvis is certainly not the only person to bash Google's latest project. One of the product's early champions, Robert Scoble, recently wrote that he believes the current incarnation of Glass is "doomed." In fact, the general public doesn't seem to know what to make of it. A survey last year found that 40 percent of U.S. residents wouldn't buy Glass when it went on sale, while another 38 percent said they were undecided.
All of this fuss over a gadget that isn't even available to the public yet.