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Further to adding value to an #ifihadglass winner: 

Google just announced that it would forbid reselling of Glass as part of the sales agreement. 

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/04/google-glass-resales/

However, they are probably in for some lawyerly expense since the U.S. Supreme Court decided last month that "if you bought it, it's yours":

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/03/you_bought_it_does_that_make_i.html

The important part of the Harvard article regarding Glass, is the last two paragraphs. It will be interesting to see how all this turns out.
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How to add value to an  #ifihadglass winner:

Make a documented piece out of it by saving every possible thing related to the process. Start with screen dumps of the winning entry, printed out on decent quality paper, dated and signed, then a screen dump of the notification of winning, etc., etc. Save and sign the instructions for paying up and screen dumps of the process, treated as above or the credit card receipt or check (photo), all also signed and dated. Save, also, any prep work that was done to develop the entry if there was any.

Save the notification of the pick-up event, travel tickets and receipts, lodging if required and photos of the event. All signed and dated (S&D). Then photos of the item and its container and instructions, S&D.

Record of first use with photos of winner wearing/using the Glass (S&D of course).

Quit when it feels like the package is complete, devise a presentation (binder, display, artifact box, whatever . . .) of the documents and the Glass that tells the story. A signed, dated limited edition work of art has been assembled with value beyond the basic price, increasing with the years.

The Google resale rules will be resolved over time, either in the courts or by the device becoming outdated but the document created, whether it works or not will be of considerable value. It's coming from a limited edition of 8,000 and most of them will be beat up and a mess in a few years or less.  
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For a while my newly expanded mind was on the desk-top. 

Then it moved over to my lap-top.

When I got it into my pod-ket I was still not satisfied.

But #ifihadglass we'd be making real progress.

Now it gets exciting,

My head would be in the cloud(s).
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LOL .. when you pulled the fly rod out I nearly pee'd myself

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Some of the more figurative-seeming ones have the feel of Mexican muralism, in a way I have a hard time pinning down. (The one in the bottom row, 2nd from the left, is a good example of this: it somehow reminds me of one of Diego Rivera's famous "urban" images - I'm thinking specifically of one that has to do with New York, though I probably saw it in Mexico City - can't find the right painting on Google though. It's the composition, not the content, of course, that brings the DR work to mind: a single linear element (to my eye, in your drawing, the thing that looks kind of like a thermometer) cutting across a field of more horizontal elements. And I guess the colors, and the evocation of a thermometer - that is, a mass-produced modern technological obejct - against a much more organic-feeling context.

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Now that the ifihadglass thing is over I edited my entries. Stuff like that written in a rush is always rough and maybe word choices could be better; now they are.

The experience told me something about my paying attention to rules since I missed making my entries public and so disqualified myself. I also gained some perspective on outfits like Google and the internet that I might just attempt an essay on the subject real soon now.
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#ifihadglass
New relink of
hand/eye 

Draw, write,
ink on paper
see it screened

No more 
scann-ing, 
idea: THERE

That star?
Which one?
Oh, Deneb

Question asked
handbook there, 
answered NOW

Hands free,
process, tech
CLEAR

What next?
Who will we be?
Who . . . EVER
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