Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Get Out My Tip Calculator...

so here's something else that's arbitrary, archaic, and just plain dumb.

every book printed today has something called an ISBN. don't ask me what it stands for, that's what wikipedia's for. some books don't have an ISBN, they have some other acronym that means the same thing.

anyway... so all books printed have a number specific to the author, title, publishing company, publishing place, publishing year, even edition (1st, 2nd printing, paperback, trade, etc.)

therefore, why on god's great green ball of dirt do i have to dig out my trusty MLA style handbook at the end of every paper i write, and leaf through it to find the appropriate format for documenting a cited source???

i should just have to put the author's name, the title of the book, and then a 10 digit number. you really don't need either the author's name or title, but parenthetical citation would make for quite a headache if all it consisted of was numbers...

i really don't understand this, why don't MLA and APA take advantage of the book publishers' own system of cataloguing? it jusy doesn't MAKE SENSE.

you know, it'll just be called the brendan style of citation.

another great idea more companies should capitalize on: speedpass. it makes people buy more, too. trust me, i've seen it happen. when you aren't digging out that wallet, money is literally something intangeable, it isn't real.
it's also incredibly convenient. just don't lose your keys...
i suppose the same thing goes for that discover card that fits on keyrings, though.

you know what, altogether do away with form of identification. do you know how cheap biometric sensors are? especially the kind that just reads fingerprints. for heaven's sake, if you have a PDA you can read fingerprints. speeding ticket? state trooper comes to your door with a palm pilot, and asks for your finger. no paper, no plastic, no worries. left your giant club card in the car? biometric fingerprint scanner has your fingerprints on file, automatically deducts savings when you pay... WITH YOUR FINGERPRINT. no more credit card numbers, no more security questions, no more "verification numbers," biometric fingerprint readers even come on one model of sony's USB memory drives.

three years ago, men's wearhouse outfitted all their stores with biometric fingerprint readers at the registers, so all the employees would have to do was touch the pad to clock in/out and sign in/out of the register. lexus, last year, introduced a car with biometric sensors on door handles and trunk, allowing quite literally keyless entry (unlike "keyless" entry, which requires the remote).

come on people, how long will you sit and wait before realising that fingerprint and barcode readers are the way to go??? how long?????

this is why PDAs are so cool...

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