Fans of Google Glass, the technology that transforms the wearers of special specs into peeping toms, claim that history has been made on the Wildwood boardwalk.
A young filmmaker named Chris Barrett -- whose pallid yet bright-eyed earnestness reminds me, alas, of purported freedom fighter/man without a country Edward Snowden -- insists the herky-jerky montage his 'Glass' captured during a July 4 Jersey Shore mini-melee is the first of its kind.
Barrett is referring to a sequence showing a rather hapless and shirtless young man, who may be in violatation of Wildwood's new boardwalk-after-dark dress code, being subdued by police.
I've watched the video (below) twice, which I don't recommend; aside from providing a reminder of why I haven't been on the Wildwood boardwalk at night in 30 years, the I-witness sequence strikes me as having little to do with "citizen journalism," as Barrett would have us believe. It's about as enlightening as reality TV .
PHOTO: Jennifer Rubinovitz/Courtesy of Chris Barrett