November 21, 2002
RFID and Silent Commerce go mainstream

Over the weekend, Slashdot picked up a story about Gilette purchasing 500 000 000 000 RFID-tags.

This could easily be the first step for a broader acceptance of so-called "Silent Commerce" and I think it's very very interesting. A main prohibitor has been cost, but with volumes like this, soon we'll see RFID used in everything from package tracking (a la UPS/FedEx's current barcode-based technologies) to tracking everything from household items to teenage kids (RealVideo). Approach with caution, but it's definitely interesting! (via 0xDECAFBAD)

Update; The Shifted Librarian writes about RFID in Libraries (via a klog apart (which has more caution for you...)).

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.M.: Radio tagging for everything (November 21, 2002 02:02 PM)
"andersja's blog: RFID and Silent Commerce go mainstream comments on a potential milestone in the development of ubiquitous tracking devices."
andersja's blog: RFID and Privacy (January 15, 2003 03:22 PM)
"''Imagine: The Gap links your sweater's RFID tag with the credit card you used to buy it and recognizes you by name when you return.''"
Anders Jacobsen's sideblog: http://www.jacobsen.no/anders/blog/sideblog/archives/2003_09.html#000682 (September 15, 2003 05:21 PM)
"RFID goes live as we mentioned earlier...."

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