To wrap up what has turned into a week full of skepticism about technological overexuberance, it seems only fitting to wrap things up with a recent Daily Show clip that takes on the “hate crimes” committed against Google Glass users.

Magellan was an explorer. Chuck Yeager was an explorer. You guys have a (expletive deleted) camera on your face.

Postscript: as a commenter notes below, due to the vestiges of copyright and regional licensing of the analog era, the clip above can only be viewed in the US. For those outside, a few may have luck trying to find the June 12 show on the following sites:


United Kingdom


South Africa



David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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