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For skeptics. Google Glass is a solution to a problem that hasn't been properly identified. But sometimes techonology can work backwards.
Google Glass is integrating a new music search feature that will bring music into users' lives in ways that we didn't know we wanted. From ReadWriteWeb:
The new Glass music search service will feature music matching by listening to ambient sound, and music playback ... all controlled by voice. To avoid playback from bothering people nearby, Glass will also have earbuds through which to listen.
Great concept, but not ready for prime time...yet.
Back in the 1930s, a writer named Ernest Vincent Wright gave himself a challege. Could he write an entire 50,000 word novel without using one of the most common letters in the English language?
He did it. And in 1939, a novel called Gadsby appeared. Nowhere in its pages will you find a single use of the letter "e." Not one.
Fast-forward to 2013 to Andrew Huang, a Toronto musical artist who created an entire rap without the use of "e." Take a look.
(Via Laughing Squid)