Sunday, February 23, 2014

You sir, are a Glass Hole

I went to see the Spike Jonze movie 'her' yesterday. Scarlet Johansson's performance as Samantha, the lively operating system that so enchants Joaquin Phoenix's character, is delightful. When you consider that she doesn't appear and seduces us with her voice alone it is amazing to think that she also has a career sideline murdering Tom Waits' songs in a dreary monotone.

As the remorseless encroachment of technology into every nook and cranny of our lives continues (how far away can the Samantha singularity be?) Google have issued some guidance on how to use their upcoming Glass product with effortless panache and impeccable good manners:
If you’re worried about someone interrupting that romantic dinner at a nice restaurant with a question about Glass, just take it off and put it around the back of your neck or in your bag.
Put it around the back of your neck? Where no one will notice it! At a romantic dinner, you river boat gambler. I don't think we need to update Cary Grant on Style just yet.

Frank and Cary's Google Glasses are hidden round the back of their necks

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