An article I read recently described the outright animosity experienced by a reporter on a long-term evaluation of Google Glass. I learned a new word from the article, one directed (openly) at the author: Glasshole. The article was shared with me on Facebook by a friend, who made reference of another word I’d just learned: Bluedouche (someone who wears a bluetooth earpiece in the presence of other people, whether they are actually on a phone conversation or not). I’ll bet you that at the turn of the 20th century, people weren’t being called names by showing up at parties with timepieces strapped to their wrists.
It served to remind me—as if I needed reminding—that a lot of people are still distrustful, distracted and outright frightened of technology. Still. In 2014.