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Google Glass wearer told to leave Seattle restaurant

No sneaky food shots in this diner
Fri Nov 29 2013, 11:25
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A DINER IN SEATTLE has banned its customers from wearing Google Glass, as one visitor found out the hard way.

Nick Starr is a network engineer from Seattle, and he visited the Lost Lake diner in his hometown whlle wearing Google's augmented reality spectacles. According to Starr, he had eaten at the restaurant several times while wearing Google Glass headgear, but on his last visit was asked to remove it or leave.

Starr shared his experience on Facebook, writing, "We begin looking at the menu and a woman who works there comes up to us and tells me that the owner's other restaurant doesn't allow Google Glass and that I would have to either put it away (it doesn't fold up btw) or leave.

"I inform her that I am well aware of the policy at The 5 Point Cafe (a diner under the same ownership that bans Google Glass) but asked to see where it was policy for Glass to be disallowed at Lost Lake. She said she couldn't provide any and when asked to speak with management she stated she was the night manager. I again inform her that the two venues are different and have different policies. She refuses and I leave."

The restaurant told a different story however, and wrote on its Facebook page that a "rude" customer had left because he didn't want to remove his Glass headset.

"If you do wear your Google Glasses inside, or film or photograph people without their permission, you will be asked to stop, or leave," the post said.

Google Glass isn't available for consumers yet, but at the rate it is going, there will be nowhere to wear it when it is released.

Las Vegas casinos have already announced their intention to ban Google Glass eyewear, and the Met Police told The INQUIRER that the wearable technology is not welcome on UK drivers. µ

 

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