Saturday, February 18, 2006

* MUNI transfers issued by the underground faregates are on cardstock with the time they are good till printed on them by the gate as it emits them. They also having words printed on them about how you need to have this with you all the time and it's wrong to sell it and etc.

I saw a guy who looked like he might be visiting from Japan turning one of these transfers over and over and staring at it and rubbing it with his hand.

I think what as up was this. The MUNI transfer is just paper. It has no electronic information, no magnetic strip, no way to be read by anyone but a human. I think this guy found that hard to believe. What's the most technologically advanced country in the world, sir? The one you live in, not the one you're visiting.