Via Business Insider:
This Kleiner Perkins VC Says Google Glass Turned Her Into A Super Mom
Trae Vassallo wants to “dispel the myths” about Google Glass.
Vassallo is a Glass owner and a general partner at venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
She was talking about wearable tech on stage today at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit.
Vassallo often wears Google Glass in “sunglass mode” with darkened lenses. She tends to wear them on top of her head, not over her face, unless she’s driving or running around outside with her kids.
Vassallo admitted being “mortified” the first time she wore Google Glass in public. But since then, she’s become a fan. She said the device’s built-in video and still cameras have made her a ”superparent.”
“I’ve taken thousands of photos of my kids and amazing video,” she said. With Glass, she’s captured moments that would’ve slipped away if she’d had to reach for a camera.
Likewise, Vassallo feels more efficient. Using Glass, she can do research and book appointments, even while driving, without taking her eyes off the road.
Call me crazy, but I’m pretty sure booking appointments while driving using your glasses is a distraction — and adding extra distractions while driving with your kids in the car is what they call “bad parenting,” not “super parenting.” And taking pictures without having to reach for your phone to take a picture or video does not exactly make one a “super mom.”
Oh, and I’m sure it was a simple oversight that Business Insider didn’t mention that Kleiner Perkins is in a partnership with Google Glass.
Super mom — Super VC — same difference?