I see you posted AC to avoid rebuttal. Bad luck for you; I read AC posts sometimes.
You know that's 'in public' by all definitions except for yours right?,
Only an AC considers private restaurants public space... Sadly that gaffe was the intellectual highlight of your whole post.
You get that people can turn them off right?
You understand that there's no indicator if they have, right?
You know this how exactly?
Because that's how people are using them (ref: Scoble).
And assuming that something legitimately wrong happened, this is wrong how exactly?
It's not wrong. It's Wrong. And it points out that anywhere they go there is no more Private space - my original point. Do try to keep up even if it means you have to tell the driver of the short bus to accelerate a bit.
I'll let you have the last response so you can claim the throne of clowns as I know you are so itching to do.