Two posts set Google+ a-twitter about Android Wear this week. Babak Parviz, a pioneer and public face for Project Glass, left Google for Amazon. (You made need to register at Google+ to see this link.) Separately, in a less high-profile Google+ posting of a video of an Android Wear watch, developers piled on a discussion about the future of wearables.
I first met Babak when he spoke at a late-night panel at the deep-tech event the International Solid State Circuits Conference. At the time he tipped Google's plans to start a broad beta of the glasses with software developers.
I heard him again months later in a talk at the equally deep-tech Hot Chips program, telling the history of project Glass and singing its praises. I felt honored Babak actually returned my email the other day, albeit only to deny my request for an exit interview with him.
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— Rick Merritt is the Silicon Valley Bureau Chief of EE Times.