Join Date: Feb 2008
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Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing
Here is the thing. This stuff is optional. You can make use of it whenever you like, or you can turn it off whenever you like. No one can make you Google anything.
And you don't need to utilize the vast resources available on youtube. If you want to learn how to do something, you are free to do it the old fashioned way. But here is the genius of the youtube business plan. Google pays people to post how-to videos (or any videos). So you can bet, if it can be taught, it is probably on youtube or soon to be. Want to learn how to trim your main better? Youtube. Change the timing belt on your 1982 1/2 honda accord? youtube. Sweat your pipes? Bleed your diesel? winterize your boat? change your oil? The only thing not on youtube is how to do heart surgery, but that is probably not too far out.
Ah, yes... Just a matter of time before we live in an Awesome Age completely devoid of one of my favorite aspects of exploring the world under sail, and travel in general...
I know, that stuff's for romantics, or dinosaurs... :-)
Well, you may think you can...
However, you would be sadly mistaken...