What you look­ing at, Glass­hole?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

A few weeks ago, at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, I got my first sight of (ex­cuse the lan­guage) a Glass­hole in the wild. This is the term de­vised to de­scribe those who are al­ready sport­ing Google Glass.

It im­me­di­ately struck me that, in the age of piracy, a cin­ema is the last place such de­vices should be wel­come. Sure enough, a movie chain in the US has an­nounced a ban on the wear­ing of the spec­ta­cle-like ma­chine.

“We’ve been talk­ing about this po­ten­tial ban for over a year,” Tim League, CEO of Draft­house, said. “Google Glass did some early demos here in Austin and I tried them out per­son­ally. At that time, I recog­nised the po­ten­tial piracy prob­lem that they present for cin­e­mas. I de­cided to put off a de­ci­sion un­til we started see­ing them in the theatre, and that started hap­pen­ing this month.” Quite right too.

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