Ahhh, there is nothing quite like a good dive bar.
A nice, seedy little hole in the wall where you don’t dare leave your money on the bar and you don’t sit with your back to the door.
I have spent most of my adult life in places just like that and would feel right at home at this place.
My hat is off to the proprietor for giving advanced warning to any foolish tech geek who might stumble into his place of business unawares , wearing a pair of these when they become readily available;
Google Glass won’t be available to consumers for months, but there’s at least one Seattle bar where the eyewear will not be welcome.
The 5 Point, a self-described dive bar in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, posted a notice to its Facebook page this week telling Glass Explorers looking to grab a pint that they will need to remove their $1,500 spectacles. The story was noted today on GeekWire.
“For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses,” the post reads. “And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators.”
“I’m a thought leader,” deadpanned Dave Meinert, the bar’s owner, in an interview on Seattle’s KIRO-FM. “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.”
Meinert admitted he was having a bit of fun: “Part of this is a joke, to be funny on Facebook, and get reaction.”
“But part of it’s serious,” he continued, “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.”
Told ya, my kind of place.
People that frequent these types of establishment want to be left the fuck alone in the first place and if some dickhead with a pair of glasses that can take pictures surreptitiously decides to start disseminating peoples faces on social networks like Faceschmook, then there is most definitely going to be privacy issues.
Not to mention the afore mentioned ass kickings. I know I wouldn’t want a bunch of pictures of my sloppy drunk ass being posted on the internets.
There are enough of those already in private hands to go around.
Good for this guy for jumping out in front of this issue.
H/t Fark for the link.