Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cash Keeps Transactions Private


London, Jul 23, 2008
Originally uploaded by kemptonslim1
The context: This is a riff on one of Transport for London's "Oyster" cards, the smart card that lets you fly through the turnstiles instead of chunking your money in the machine for a single ticket. Because it tracks your every move, however, it's been used in criminal investigations and divorce proceedings, for example. It brought to mind one of conceptual artist Jenny Holzer's infamous sayings, in the headline above. For all you lawbreakers, take a couple minutes to buy a ticket with cash if you want to cover your tracks.

2 Comments:

Blogger Middle Kid said...

With everything that's been happening lately, I'm thinking I'll go to a barter system. Just let 'em try to track that dozen eggs.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

So, have Smitty and the Mrs. switched to cash? :)

11:25 PM  

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