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There's an RFID in my soup

 
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Does anyone have a problem with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) used on packaged goods?
Seems companies are trying to push it as an anti-terror tool now because of protests by consumers. If retailers are looking to save billions on inventry costs with RFID, I don't know why they don't just drop prices; that usually gets people on board to this kind of stuff. Citing anti-terror just sets my cynic alarm buzzing.
Personally I think RFID is a neat idea. If I was never to work in IT again at least I wouldn't have to count tins of beans!
http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,59624,00.html/wn_ascii
 
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Originally posted by Richard Hawkes:
Does anyone have a problem with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) used on packaged goods?
Seems companies are trying to push it as an anti-terror tool now because of protests by consumers. If retailers are looking to save billions on inventry costs with RFID, I don't know why they don't just drop prices; that usually gets people on board to this kind of stuff. Citing anti-terror just sets my cynic alarm buzzing.
Personally I think RFID is a neat idea. If I was never to work in IT again at least I wouldn't have to count tins of beans!
http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,59624,00.html/wn_ascii


We'll have the fundamentalists here in Texas hollerin' that it's the mark of the beast just like bar coding was supposed to be. I think it's a great idea too. In a similar vein I'm finishing up on my first C# hack that displays a map with truck GPS data that is sattelite uploaded into a DB. Now the dispatcher can pull up a map and see how for off course a particular truck is.
 
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