Google Project Glass banned by Seattle cafe that prioritizes customer discreteness
When is the last time we’ve seen something so hot on the supply chain that it’s banned, months before release. Such is the hype and power of the Google Project Glass. The contraption’s amazing social networking abilities and communication features have threatened the many solitary beings around us. Thus, rightly so, the owner of Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe has decided to ban it in the bar, no matter when it releases. The bar posted on its Facebook page saying, ”For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses. And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators.” What’s funny is that the bar does have its set of security cameras that spy on patrons anyway. “I’m a thought leader,” said the owner of 5 Point, Dave Meinert, “First you have to understand the culture of the 5 Point, which is a sometimes seedy, maybe notorious place. People want to go there and be not known … and definitely don’t want to be secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the Internet.”
There is some amount of engagement propaganda in the announcement though. Dave comments, “Part of this is a joke, to be funny on Facebook, and get reaction. But part of it’s serious, because we don’t let people film other people or take photos unwanted of people in the bar, because it is kind of a private place that people go.” Being close to the Amazon office, the bar sees several geeks coming in.