Usually it’s Eric Schmidt saying the stupid things, but today, it was Sergey Brin’s turn:
Speaking at the TED Conference today in Long Beach, Calif., Brin told the audience that smartphones are “emasculating.” “You’re standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass,” he said.
Using Google Glass requires a fair bit of rubbing as well, and the prototypes have fewer hardware features than most phones. But Brin said they improved on smartphones in certain ways, particularly in having a camera ever-ready to start snapping pictures.
Are Google executives completely oblivious to the words coming out of their mouths?
According to the Oxford Dictionary:
emasculate: deprive (a man) of his male role or identity
A can of worms, that.