December 10, 2013
Arriving in Barcelona, one of Glass’s first tasks was, inadvertently, taking on Apple. It all started out very mundane— I met with friends who needed to exchange a charger at the chic new Apple store on Passeig de Gràcia, a major Barcelona avenue where you strut to be seen. We strolled in, Glass seemingly innocuously perched on my face. Quickly, however, just wandering down an aisle heads turned like a synchronized wave: Was it really true? Was this the Gafas de Google? Waiting in line to pay, two employees sporting their blue shirts braved the question everyone else wanted to ask.