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Published:March 5th, 2014 10:40 EST

San Francisco Bar Bans Google Glass

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A San Francisco South of Market bar frequented by a high-tech crowd has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass while inside the establishment.


The Willows, a bar at Folsom and 12th Streets has put up a sign politely asking patrons to remove any Google Glass before entering, saying customers `have expressed concerns with being recorded while enjoying themselves.`"


Bars that cater to an affluent clientele may put up signs politely asking patrons to remove Google Glass before entering, but establishments that attract a working class crowd may simply instruct bouncers to throw the Google Glass-wearing scum to the curb.

Last month, a techie nerd who wore Google Glass inside a blue-collar bar in San Francisco was attacked by outraged patrons who objected to her wearing the invasive device inside the bar.

Google Glass is a symbol of middleclass privilege and entitlement and gentrification of working-class neighborhoods in the City by the Bay.

I am more offended by a white techie wearing Google Glass, than I am by a redneck sporting a Confederate flag T-shirt.

For me Google Glass is a symbol of the oppressive surveillance state, and anyone wearing the infernal device should be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail.

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