It seems like every time I scour the Internet for topics to discuss, I somehow come across another article about ‘Glassholes’. I swear guys, I do happen to have other interests, but this is just the tech story that keeps on giving in these San Francisco circles of ours.
So, what gives? SF Weekly is reporting that certain businesses are now refusing to serve patrons wearing Google Glass. The site, glasshole-free.org, claims that the main issue with ‘glassholes’ is how uncomfortable they make people feel when they record. The site’s creator, Daen de Leon, had this to say:
“I don’t want to engender some kind of technological apartheid, just provide people with some measure of assurance that there are places where they can let off steam without being surreptitiously recorded.”
Currently, the list of businesses in San Francisco that have chosen to refuse service to Google Glass users includes:
- Molotov’s, 582 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
- The Willows, 1582 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
- The Sycamore, 2140 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
- Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
- Uptown, 200 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110
- Acquerello, 1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109
- El Rio, 3158 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
- Lucky 13, 2140 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
- The 500 Club, 500 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110
- Grand Coffee, 2663 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
- Flanahan’s, 3805 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122
What do you think? Are these business owners justified in their policy, or are Google Glass users being unfairly targeted? Sound off in the comments!