You would think Google had actually read some of the #ifIHadGlass entries before offering people spots in their Glass Explorers program, but, alas, they did not. It has led to the company announcing that some individuals chosen to participate in early testing of Project Glass have been disqualified. The reasoning? Their entries were outside the scope of the rules.
“With #ifihadglass we set out to find a truly diverse group of Explorers, and that’s certainly what we’ve gotten. We need honest feedback from people who are not only enthralled and excited by Glass, but also people who are skeptical and critical of it. That said, it’s become clear that a few applications that don’t comply with our terms have slipped through the cracks, and we’re going to have to disqualify applications like these. As for the rest of you, please keep that feedback coming – it’s all in the Explorer program spirit!”
LOL. Smooth move, Google. Perhaps it helps to actually make sure entries are within the scope of the rules before beginning to just offer out pre-release editions of Google Glass all willy-nilly. Only two individuals have been disqualified thus far. One for this tweet and one for another, but there could be more on the way.
Come to think of it, if someone is willing to spend $1500 up front to be part of a beta program, we’d let them say just about anything they want.
[via The Verge]