While "adware" is not universal and ads don't just happen...Yet. There is a point to be made that 20 or 30 years ago, there was no adware at all, was there? McAfee really opened up new territory, by using personal word-of-mouth to get viral corporate licensing and sales. And somewhere along the way...folks added adware into the mix. Adware is now a norm, although AFAIK
there is always an ad-free paid version, who is to say THAT state of affairs will continue?
Consider if you will Gmail, or Google Voice. All the data is mined, even the information in the Google Contacts, which are integrated into the Android OS, goes to Google. And bearing in mind that Google have proven, time and time again, to be "Persons in Need of Supervision" (as the child welfare folks say)....Think carefully about who GGlass belongs to. Who is going to determine how it works, and whether you'll be able to run it at all without some type of advertising, or subscription, or....You and I have little to no chance of figuring out what it might become.
Like, when the internet was young, did you really have any concept of how it would revolutionize the porn business ?! Did anyone? Except the folks who got incredibly rich from it? Or, the Google paradigm itself? What, give away the search engine, give away the telephone, and make money by targeting ads to the rubes ?!
Incredible riches, from simple changes we'd never think of. And these are the folks behind Google Glass. In their own way, just as unyielding as the folks at Apple, who have different rules but still unbending rules all the same.
We can debate how much better or worse AppleInYourEye is, after they figure out a way to get past the patents and start shipping that one.
But as anyone who has used a typical Android device can tell you...Androids are infamous for going out to lunch. For freezing up, queuing keystrokes, coming back when they please, and finding ways to almost make us wish we had Apples. (VBG)
As Will Rogers said, "The only good silicon life form is a dead silicon life form."
No, really, he said that. Honest. (G)