[ExI] another one of my questionable ideas

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 05:29:51 UTC 2018

On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 2:16 PM William Flynn Wallace
<foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 2:03 PM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Far too much incompatible infrastructure.  The secured cards could not
>> be used, and thus would not be used, and thus would fail to fix the
>> problem.
> Well they changed over tons of equipment when they put that little doohickey on the card - insert instead of swipe.  I suppose it all depends on how much theft they can stand - there has to be a better way.

Notice the new cards still have the stripe?  They work with the old
infrastructure, which is going to take a long time to fully upgrade.
It's called "backward compatibility", and unfortunately it's a
practical necessity in this case.

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