March 26, 2007

now they know where i go

Ezrider_rotate Today was my first day with the new EZ Rider BART card.  No more paper tickets, no more fumbling with the world’s most unusable UI when I have to refill said paper tickets, no more wondering if there’s enough value on said paper ticket to make it home.  Instead, an RFID-enabled card linked to an appropriate credit institution which is swiped on entry and exit.  The combination of this and the FasTrak-enabled automobiles means that The Man will know where I am, but it’s not as if my route between North Berkeley and Powell is much of a secret…

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