Saturday, January 17, 2015
Turn out the lights, the party's over - Google Glass Explorer program ends
As we head into the NFL's Conference Championship weekend, there might be a few readers out there who recognize "the party's over" reference to an old Monday Night Football tradition carried out by the late Don Meredith, who shared the broadcast booth for many years with Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell. When the game was judged by Meredith to no longer be in play, he would start to sing the song, symbolizing the game was out of reach for the losing opponent.
In the case of Google Glass, the "song" really started last year, and this week's announcement that the Explorer Edition was being discontinued was the equivalent to the final whistle with related organizational news from Google a bit of a "wait til next year" refrain.
So we'll see - but so far the Explorer Community's official community site (screen shot above) reflects some confusion and bitterness.