Dan Costa of PCMag.com reports from CES in Las Vegas that 1.) the 3D televisions on display don't look very good 2.) 3D is a gimmick who's appeal will fade over time and 3.) no one will wear those glasses, those damned goofy glasses. He calls the current roll out of 3D television "a formula for failure." Read the complete article here.
Phillip de Wet also rains on the 3D TV parade in the Daily Maverick in a piece titled "Analysis: Why You Won't Be Buying a 3D TV (Until You Are Forced To)." Read the complete article here. One of his major complaints? Those "big, heavy, dorky glasses with cables running from them."
Let's remember, though, that tech writers have a lousy track record when it comes to prescience.
Here's a classic example. In 1984 in the San Francisco Examiner John C. Dvorak wrote, “The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a ‘mouse’. There is no evidence that people want to use these things. I don’t want one of these new-fangled devices.”
And, of course, mouse technology never did catch on in computing. . .No, wait a minute, it did! I'm using one right now, 26 years later.
Still, you've got to love John, a man who's response to anything new in tech is predictably, "It stinks!" And who can forget the popular, loveable Leo LaPorte who predicted failure for the iPhone claiming that's not a market Apple can compete in.
There's an Arabic saying that I think applies here: "The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on."