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So this is what Google Glass is about?

I’ve been rather fascinated by Google Glass, to say the least. I could see it as a potential useful tool, especially if it could be attached to my current prescription glasses! I wonder about its usefulness, and how, as a technical writer, content would be developed for such a tool/device.

Evidently, comedian Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia has thought about it. The first video below was sent to me from my husband. I’m pretty sure that many people think it probably works like this:

SNL’s Randall Meeks Reviews Google Glass on Weekend Update

Shortly after Fred did his bit on SNL, he went to check out a REAL pair and saw how it worked. It’s definitely still a work in progress!

You can read more about Fred’s adventure with the real Google Glass on Engadget.

Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how Google Glass develops in the next year. Will this be the next “it” device? Time will tell. I simply know I’m fascinated by it.

(Edited on 4/24/14 as the video links didn’t work anymore.)


Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

2 thoughts on “So this is what Google Glass is about?

    1. It is mind-blowing, and that’s all part of my fascination with it. I don’t know if I’ll go in for a pair when they become available to the public. Right now, they cost as much as an iPad or other tablet device. One consistency I saw between the farce and reality is that the device still needs some work. Perhaps it’ll truly be marvelous by the time it goes mainstream.

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