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No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Jenise » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:43 pm

Per eater.com, restaurant and bar patrons wearing the eyewear known as Google Glass are being forced to remove the glasses or leave:

Soon after tech writer Sarah Slocum was attacked for wearing Google Glass (she called it a "hate crime"), SFist reports that bars in the city are now banning the nerd trophies. Over at the Willows, the gastropub has put up a sign that specifically bans Google Glass. Based on one angry Yelper's review, the ban has been in place since at least last week. Servers apparently enforce the policy and according the review: "if glasses aren't removed no service." Molotov's — the dive bar where Slocum was attacked — has also barred recording on the premises (signage does not specifically mention Google Glass, however).

The strategy of banning Google Glass has also taken hold in Seattle, where restaurant owner David Meinert seems to be leading the charge in anti-Google Glass policies. Back in March, his 5 Point Cafe caused a stir by preemptively banning the creepy wearable computer device. In November, Meinert's Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge kicked out a diner for wearing Google Glass and instituted a policy that asks customers to refrain from any video recording. As early as April, the devices have been banned at strip clubs and casinos, too.
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:52 pm

Jenise wrote:Per eater.com, patrons wearing the eyewear known as Google Glass are being forced to remove the glasses or leave:

Soon after tech writer Sarah Slocum was attacked for wearing Google Glass (she called it a "hate crime"), SFist reports that bars in the city are now banning the nerd trophies. Over at the Willows, the gastropub has put up a sign that specifically bans Google Glass. Based on one angry Yelper's review, the ban has been in place since at least last week. Servers apparently enforce the policy and according the review: "if glasses aren't removed no service." Molotov's — the dive bar where Slocum was attacked — has also barred recording on the premises (signage does not specifically mention Google Glass, however).

The strategy of banning Google Glass has also taken hold in Seattle, where restaurant owner David Meinert seems to be leading the charge in anti-Google Glass policies. Back in March, his 5 Point Cafe caused a stir by preemptively banning the creepy wearable computer device. In November, Meinert's Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge kicked out a diner for wearing Google Glass and instituted a policy that asks customers to refrain from any video recording. As early as April, the devices have been banned at strip clubs and casinos, too.


Wow - I'm way behind on this. I hadn't even considered the possibilities of Google Glass in strip clubs.

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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Jenise » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:20 pm

Mike Filigenzi wrote:Wow - I'm way behind on this. I hadn't even considered the possibilities of Google Glass in strip clubs.


So now you're going to order a pair? ;)
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Shaji M » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:53 pm

Jenise wrote:
Mike Filigenzi wrote:Wow - I'm way behind on this. I hadn't even considered the possibilities of Google Glass in strip clubs.


So now you're going to order a pair? ;)


Yes! :twisted:
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:01 am

A friend of mine believes it is inevitable that people will video-document their entire lives. For reference, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifelog
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:52 am

Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:A friend of mine believes it is inevitable that people will video-document their entire lives. For reference, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifelog


I suppose it would be nice know that I could personally cure millions of insomniacs in such an easy fashion.

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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Peter May » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:04 am

Couple of months ago I was getting of a tube train in London and stepping towards me to board was a man with a lifelogging camera clipped to his chest.

I felt uncomfortable and in some way - illogically - assaulted.

I know one has no right to not being photographed in public places and I well know that we in the UK are the most photographed population with almost blanket coverage by security cameras in public areas and private cameras in shops and restaurants, but all the same.

It's something we'll have to deal with.
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:34 pm

Peter May wrote:Couple of months ago I was getting of a tube train in London and stepping towards me to board was a man with a lifelogging camera clipped to his chest.

I felt uncomfortable and in some way - illogically - assaulted.

I know one has no right to not being photographed in public places and I well know that we in the UK are the most photographed population with almost blanket coverage by security cameras in public areas and private cameras in shops and restaurants, but all the same.

It's something we'll have to deal with.

Thanks for this story. I expect this is how most people, myself included, will react to lifeloggers for quite a while to come.
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Karen/NoCA » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:45 pm

I was watching a Nat Geo show where a bicyclist, who was touring the area, had a video camera mounted on bars that extended from the back of his bike, up over his head. He was logging the entire journey. I had never seen that type of video set-up before.
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Jenise » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:09 pm

Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote: I expect this is how most people, myself included, will react to lifeloggers for quite a while to come.


The closest I'll ever get to lifelogging is posting on FLDG. :wink:
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Redwinger » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:51 pm

Glassholes pretty well sums it up for me. Well, except for that strip club part.
I cannot begin to fathom how people can be so self-absorbed to think their lives are so damn interesting.
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Karen/NoCA » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Redwinger wrote:Glassholes pretty well sums it up for me. Well, except for that strip club part.
I cannot begin to fathom how people can be so self-absorbed to think their lives are so damn interesting.


Do they think their lives are so damn interesting? A couple, who has a dying relative, were all going to travel to Rome together to see the many sights. It was the trip of a lifetime for them, when the relative was diagnosed with terminal cancer and had a few weeks to live, chose to stay home to get everything in order. The couple video taped the entire trip for their loved one, admitted it was a pain to do so, but wanted their loved one to see some of the sights she had saved her money to see. One should never assume why someone is doing something or lump everyone in the same category with a derogatory name. I'm not sure exactly how those glasses work or why they would use them instead of a cell or a camera, but I am wondering if it is a passing fad. Technology will eventually make them less cumbersome, but for now it looks like they would be very uncomfortable to wear.
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Redwinger » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:28 pm

Karen-
Whatever. <shrug>
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Jenise » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:04 pm

Karen/NoCA wrote: One should never assume why someone is doing something or lump everyone in the same category with a derogatory name.


And neither should you presume Bill or anyone in this thread is being derogatory about your friends. Lots of difference between the act of love you describe and setting up 32 cameras around your house or one around your neck so that any stranger can observe you 24/7.
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Re: No Glassholes Allowed!

Postby Peter May » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:24 am

Karen/NoCA wrote: a bicyclist, who was touring the area, had a video camera mounted on bars that extended from the back of his bike, up over his head. He was logging the entire journey. I had never seen that type of video set-up before.


Many cyclists here have tiny video cameras attached to their helmets, to use the video as evidence in cases of accident and to have proof of actions of hostile/dangerous motorists. But the recordings aren't kept unless needed.
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