The story behind ‘OK, Glass,’ and the phrases that didn’t make the cut

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“OK, Glass.” It hasn’t taken long for Google Glass’ keyword to make a name for itself, and it begs the question: how was the phrase born? Project Glass product marketing manager Amanda Rosenberg has taken to Google+ to reveal all. It turns out before Rosenberg got her job she had dinner with Glass product manager Mat Balez and his wife, and it came up in discussion that the Glass team was having trouble coming up with a “hotword” to activate voice commands. “OK, Glass” was the first thing that came to Rosenberg’s mind, and the team later adopted it. The rest is history. She has revealed a few of the other ideas the Glass team was tossing around, however. The best? “Go Go Glass”; “Clap on”; “Pew pew pew”; and “Device, please.” We’re a bit…

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