Seattle bar The 5 Point has proactively banned Google Glasses from the premises, warning on their Facebook page, "Ass kickings will be encouraged for violators."
The 5 Point has a seedy, "sometimes notorious" image to uphold, owner Dave Weinart told local radio station KIRO. Acknowledging the ban is just a joke, he was serious that Google Glasses simply wouldn’t fit in. (It should be noted that the $1,500 spectacles, which can record video and display maps, aren’t even available for sale yet.)
"Some of the tech geeks come here, we’re close by Amazon. It’s OK if you wear them. I just don’t want them worn inside," Weinart said. In particular he wants his patrons to feel free from being recorded without their knowledge (prompting one to wonder what exactly goes down inside The 5 Point).
CNET got the obligatory response from Google and, they’re unfazed.
"It is still very early days for Glass, and we expect that as with other new technologies, such as cell phones, behaviors and social norms will develop over time."
It’s when Google Glasses get banned from Apple Stores, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and farmers’ markets that such a ban will geeks where it hurts.
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