Friday, June 23, 2006

Las Vegas goes techno

Get ready for this word, "RFID". It is an anacronym that will soon regrettably be involved in every part of our lives:
Treasure Island, a Las Vegas hotel and casino, has installed a system utilizing RFID to track the amount and type of liquor its bartenders pour. Whenever a bartender pours a drink, the tipping of the bottle turns on both the tag and the measuring device, allowing the spout to measure the volume of liquor poured (in ounces) before the employee tips the bottle back up.