Oh man. Google just used the word “Glasshole” while explaining some of the dos and don’ts of using Google Glass:
The above explanation appears on Google’s press site for Glass, where it was spotted by TechCrunch.
“Glasshole” has been around for a while — “Startup L. Jackson” appears to have coined it on Twitter in October 2012 — but I’m not sure Google has embraced the term itself before, at least not publicly.
Still, Google’s definition may be a little narrower than what’s commonly accepted. Someone who ignores the outside world in favor of a face computer might also qualify, though Google does shun this behavior elsewhere in its Don’ts section:
If you really don’t like Google Glass as a concept, you might describe anyone who’s spent $1,500 on the still-unfinished product as a Glasshole, but we can understand Google not subscribing to such a loose definition. Accepting that not all Glass Explorers use their cyberpowers with tact is a fine start.