Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/20[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Most stores are paranoid about people taking pictures or recording prices. There's a story in Sam Walton's book (of Walmart fame) where he was walking around a store and taking notes on price with his tape recorder. He got caught by a guard who pointed to a sign saying that was prohibited and confiscated the tape. Mr. Walton wrote to the CEO of the chain who graciously returned the tape. I know in the U.S. I tried to take pictures at Home Depot of light fixtures a couple of years ago (we were building a house and thought that was an easy way to remember items we liked)....we were promptly stopped. Personally I think it's stupid--you can get the information you want quite easily...it just stops the innocent. > Here in Indonesia, most stores and supermarkets > of any size display a sign prohibiting photography. > I think they do it for security reasons, afraid > somebody might be "casing the joint". And of course the bad guys will refrain reliably based on the sign. They'd never try to sneak a shot with a small camera!