02/05/2014 12:11 pm ET Updated Feb 05, 2014

One Of Google's Biggest Fans Calls Glass 'An Expensive Nightmare'


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.

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.

[h/t Business Insider]