After human GeoCities site and Rackspace employee wrote this frothing "review" of Glass, he apparently didn't think we believed him. "I will never live a day of my life from now on without it," Scoble said of his beloved face computer, praising it as if his very life depended on it. "I'm never taking them off." True to his word, there he is, red as a beet, mouth open in ecstasy. These seem the actions of someone in the midst of a crazed religious awakening, not a gadget test.
There's no clear answer as to why Scoble has hundreds of thousands of followers across Twitter and Facebook, given that he's just a guy who works for a data hosting company. This isn't one of the great minds of our time putting Google Glass over under a critical lens—Scoble is a loud, rambling man, with enthusiasm for tech toys usually only seen in children. But, habitual blabber that he is, Scoble took to Google+ to explain why Rackspace pays him a salary to travel the world making an ass of himself, wearing a tiny camera into public bathrooms, and writing about it without any break: money. Surprise. "Google Glass is going to need a new kind of cloud computing and Google won't be able to satisfy all the demand," Scoble says, and predicts "this will have huge impacts on Rackspace's business in 2015."
Glass isn't just the newest status bauble of Scoble and his buzz-crazed ilk: it's a future moneymaker, and this is marketing. So the next time he explains how great Glass is for live-broadcasting sex with his wife, a bank robbery, or telling children they're adopted, remember this evangelism for what it really is: publicity. Very creepy, counterintuitive publicity. [Bobby Scoble's Google Glass]