Wow. I'm actually surprised, even for /. to see a response like this.
First, it is pointed out numerous times that the device is NOT a recorder. The only reason images were stuck in a frame buffer was due to the damage caused by the person who assaulted Mr. Mann. Further, this is a medical device, the visual equivelent of hearing aids. Are we seriously suggesting that people with vision impairment should remain impaired because of ignorance and prejudice? Should thugs at fast food joints be allowed to rip hearing aids out of people's ears because they "don't want to be recorded??"
This is total idiocy. The Perp. #1 was provided documentation of the medical nature of the device. Further, even assuming the management has the right in France to use force to evict people from their establishment, how is the assault and damage to the device appropriate?
Just stunning the ignorance of the McD staff and this other comment. I often think that cyborg vs. human warfare is merely the stuff of sic-fi and fantasy but this incident leads me to think that we are still far to close to apes jumping about the Monolith than I would prefer.
Sad, sad, sad ...