The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — picture themselves in a boat on a river, as the first wave of Google Glass hits the network, aka Scoble’s forehead. @scobleizer promises to never take off this thing, and even the hyperbole doesn’t refute the central notion. As was evidenced over the last few days in Boston, the whole world is not only watching but feeding the realtime stream. Social meets mainstream.
As Google Glass goes into alpha, Apple’s stock collapse seems to indicate a changing of the guard. But our bet (I don’t think I’m alone in this) reflects not only the volatility of who’s on first but the value of a real horse race in floating all boats. More likely we’ll see a back and forth motion as Apple, Google, Twitter, and Facebook surge ahead and then are overtaken. The winners — that would be us.
@stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @kevinmarks
Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor