What you looking at, Glasshole?
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.