If anyone could lay a claim to having invented the idea of wearable technology, it’s probably Thad Starner. Now a professor at Georgia Tech, Starner’s been strapping computers to his face for about 20 years. (Scientist Gordon Bell and writer/researcher/tinkererSteve Roberts are in that pantheon, too.) Besides his work in Georgia, Starner is a technical lead on Google Glass.
Atlanta Magazine profiles Starner in its March issue, which is now available online. It’s a pretty nice job. You’ll get some good background on the idea of hypermobility, as well as the idea that the best computing experience is the one that more or less disappears.