Contactless bank cards

Ian Batten igb at
Wed Nov 17 15:47:47 GMT 2010

On 17 Nov 2010, at 15:28, Jon Ribbens wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 02:28:12PM +0000, Roland Perry wrote:
>> We clearly live in parallel universes, because I've never seen a  
>> merchant do that (other than for a cordless terminal). And I always take  
>> a close interest in what's going on with C&P transactions.
> You must indeed truly be living in a parallel dimension if your world
> does not contain stand-alone PDQ machines. 

Indeed.  I paid for a prescription (phone doctor about infected finger at 9, appointment at 0915,  at pharmacist by 0930, home by 0945 --- that's the NHS we need!) this morning at the machine was standalone.  I'm not quite sure where Roland shops, but he must never visit anything other than airport duty frees and large multiples...


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