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Woz: Google Glass will be SO COOL... just like BLUETOOTH

Apple co-founder has his doubts about comedy techno-goggles

Steve Wozniak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has likened Google Glass to a bluetooth headset, and voiced his doubts that anyone will stick with it for more than a few weeks.

Speaking to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Woz said that Google Glass would go the way of the notorious biz guy headset, which is now only seen on the ears of a select clan of people who are unafraid of looking stupid.

Woz said: "I don’t know if [Google Glass] is going to make it and the only reason I say that is because it’s like Bluetooth earphones: everyone wears them for a couple of weeks and then they take them out.

"I don’t know if [the] glasses are going to be in the same characteristic [sic]. All I know is that I enjoy wearing a watch and glasses, and either one of them makes me feel like I have more of a life, for some reason."

In the interview, Woz also said that Android was inspired by fruity thinking.

"Android came from someone who used to work at Apple and he had Macintosh thinking in him," Woz continued. "I knew him very well because I was on the board of his other company making feature phones. Looking back it’s hard to say if it was good or bad. It opened up a lot more competition and it opened up the world to a lot more people to write apps and come up with ideas to make Samsung phones, so I think it was a good thing.

"We can’t say we think competition is good and then also say they are the enemy if they’re a competitor. I always think as a consumer. Even if I am working for Apple, I think as a consumer."

The Wizard of Woz has been on fire in recent weeks, saying he wished Google and Apple would join forces and telling his wife to make sure she doesn't buy him an iPad Air for Christmas. ®

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