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Supermarket self-check: Raising convenience or blood pressure?
Definitely the BP in my case but I'm a confirmed Luddite, anyway. I can be accused of malfeasance right at home by my wife. I don't need to go to the supermarket to hear it from a snooty machine.
In this week's Food for Thought my unindicted co-conspirator Nancy Leson who actually likes self-check machines wonders if they offer an opportunity to thieves. According to a story in USA Today they sure do.
For me, these self-scanners are just another brick in the wall of electronic annoyances muscling their way into what used to be human-to-human transactions. The bright side: They don't ask me what my plans are for the weekend. Not yet, anyway.
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"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
– Albert Einstein