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Before deciding on 'OK Glass', Google was going to embarrass you

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Before deciding on 'OK Glass', Google was going to embarrass you
Most of us have seen Google Glass in action enough to know that the user of the device must say the words "OK Glass," before getting the specs to go into action. But as usual in the world of tech, there were a number of less succinct, more embarrassing phrases that were being kicked around before "OK Glass" was chosen.

Amanda Rosenberg is the product marketing manager at Google who apparently is credited with coming up with phrase that pays. But before "OK Glass" was selected, Google had looked at using some of the following to be the Hot Words for Google Glass. Just a quick note first. If you've just come out of the hospital, you might want to save this for another day because you might pop a stitch laughing. Having said that, here is the list of possible phrases Google considered for Glass: Listen up Glass, Hear me now, Let me use Glass to; Go Go Glass; Clap on;  Device, please; 3, 2, 1…; Glassicus; Glass alive and Pew pew pew

Ms. Rosenberg's email to Google Glass Product Manager Mat Balez on April 14, 2012 discussed her reasons for going with what proved to be the winning phrase. Google has allowed her to pass it on, and you can read it below.

How OK,Glass became the Hot Words for Google Glass

How OK,Glass became the Hot Words for Google Glass


source: AmandaRosenberg, TheNextWeb via Gizmodo

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posted on 16 Jul 2013, 19:27 1

1. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Sparticus! XD

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 19:40 8

2. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 354; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Pew Pew Pew...lol

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 19:58

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Pepe LePew

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 19:40

3. ibap (Posts: 710; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Spartacus?

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 19:57 4

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Go Go Gadget GLASS lmao.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 20:11

6. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Do I detect a Dead Space 2 reference in one of the possibilities for the hotwords? :)

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 21:38

7. BattleBrat (Posts: 1168; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


go go gadget bifocals!

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 21:51 2

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Sounds like a super sentai name

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 20:08

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


morphinphenomonal

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 21:54

9. samnote (Posts: 33; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


GLASS ACTION

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 01:55 5

10. Topcat488 (Posts: 1172; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


"Make me look stupid".

While others look at me "stare" in a 45% angle, into a tiny piece of glass... Always gazing back and forth looking at the person i'm talking to and "Glass"... Wandering eyes, like a crazy person, whose thinking too hard. Hehehehehahahaha.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 13:19

15. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


I know. I cant wait to see these geeky morons looking like complete imbeciles in public...lol.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:03

11. jfuente11 (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Google Glass, Power Up!

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 01:32

13. poping (unregistered)


up up and away Glass...

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 01:36

14. poping (unregistered)


GlazzzzuuUUUUUuuuUuUUuUUupPPPPPpppPPpp...

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