UPDATE: Nice Social Response from @GoogleGlass
So, I tweeted this post and got a really nice response from Google Glass via Twitter:
Kudos to Glass for being social, gracious, and responsive.
Here's to "the Crazy Ones" - and to the MVP
Despite my very public venting when it comes to Glass, I do maintain an abiding faith that Glass WILL only get better with time and, eventually, be the sort of wearable tech that most will want.
Why do I say this? Simply, because the people at Google are really smart and passionate about innovation and product improvement.
It is crazy for Google to come out so early, even in beta, with a heads-up wearable tech device when that device so obviously needs numerous improvements...Or, is it.
It's finally dawning on this Glass Explorer that Google is merely heeding Eric Ries', Lean Startup model that counsels innovators to launch their MVP (minimum viable product) and start collecting "the maximum amount of validated learning" from customers to quicken improved iterations of the product. It's certainly not the neatest way to launch a product, but, it is a way to quicken the learning curve for developers by providing them with a bounty of feedback from users -- users who clearly understood when they signed up for the program that they were signing up for a beta product, an MVP....
So, as a tweet from Glass has made me ponder a little bit more about my relationship with Glass, I think I've had an epiphany that makes me feel a bit better about the whole process. Who says a tech giant can't also be a lean startup?!
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