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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass CBS Seattle



    Good on the business owner for protecting his customers.
    Really I like the idea that private businesses can do as they will.....
    HOWEVER, personally I don't see the point, .... that is, if someone is seated
    at a table using their electronic toy, whatever that toy may be, as long as said
    toy doesn't disturb anyone else, & isn't illegal or something like public display of porn
    ( or? ) live & let live .... whatever, what is the harm in having somebody using "googleglass"
    at a restaurant?

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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Is your cellphone a toy? Maybe to you. Not to most of us and we'd be more than miffed if a restaurant told us to leave it at home. This is obviously a generational gap.
    "That" generation invented what your generation takes for granted. Your condescension is duly noted.
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Shirt and shoes are typically demanded because of standards of decency and decor for an establishment as well as hygiene. This is simple fear of technology. We aren't entitled, no one has said he should be forced to let people wearing Glass to his restaurant. What we are saying is that it is foolish. Like I said before this sentiment will erode as our generation and the ones that will come after us take to the fore.
    Don't be so sure. Not all people are so egocentric, even if many in your generation are. Fortunately, as people grow up, they grow out of their egocentricity or they become immune to rejection.
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    As liberty-ignorant generations come of age, we'll surrender our right to privacy to the govt and businesses.
    Your concept of privacy is already dead. Except for some of the older members of my generation we've never known much about it. We accept that FB or Google uses algorithms to monitor our search metadata, we accept that Amazon tracks our purchases, we accept that map applications record routes for data accumulation. Broadly speaking (there are always exceptions) it doesn't really cause that much of a bother. We'll get along just fine.

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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Menard_K View Post
    Really I like the idea that private businesses can do as they will.....
    HOWEVER, personally I don't see the point, .... that is, if someone is seated
    at a table using their electronic toy, whatever that toy may be, as long as said
    toy doesn't disturb anyone else, & isn't illegal or something like public display of porn
    ( or? ) live & let live .... whatever, what is the harm in having somebody using "googleglass"
    at a restaurant?
    Not when it goes straight to Google's database, user ignorant or not.
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Your concept of privacy is already dead. Except for some of the older members of my generation we've never known much about it. We accept that FB or Google uses algorithms to monitor our search metadata, we accept that Amazon tracks our purchases, we accept that map applications record routes for data accumulation. Broadly speaking (there are always exceptions) it doesn't really cause that much of a bother. We'll get along just fine.
    We all accept it, but you accept it with open arms.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Don't be so sure. Not all people are so egocentric, even if many in your generation are. Fortunately, as people grow up, they grow out of their egocentricity or they become immune to rejection.
    Egocentric? Good grief. It isn't egocentric to acknowledge the fact that this is nothing more than a palpable fear of new technology and an inability to adjust to a new world with regards to privacy.

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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    "That" generation invented what your generation takes for granted. Your condescension is duly noted.
    And those who've invented it by definition appear to have accepted it. Moreover that isn't really here nor there. The inventors of the automobile never anticipated the massive social changes that would come from affordable personal transportation as the sexes intermingled, young people traveled further from their parents, etc. Many hardly approved, but these sentiments were weeded out as time wore on. Today those attitudes towards youth independence and sexual liaisons would be totally alien in most parts of the country. The same will be true of this in another thirty or forty years if not sooner.

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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We all accept it, but you accept it with open arms.
    We accept it indifferently is how I would put it.

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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Egocentric? Good grief. It isn't egocentric to acknowledge the fact that this is nothing more than a palpable fear of new technology and an inability to adjust to a new world with regards to privacy.
    Nonsense - it's about decorum in public and respect for others. Perhaps you'd like to explain what is so pressing and urgent as it relates to eating a meal that requires a person to be actively streaming it and storing it. People are technically capable of doing all kinds of things while they eat - doesn't mean they are acceptible behaviour in a restaurant.
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