January 2nd, 2012

Tall ships (porthole)

The future is now

In today's "the future is now" moment, the clubcard signup machine in the local Tesco's spits out actual plastic cards with a working magnetic stripe and with your name printed on it. I was just expecting a barcode on a scrap of paper (like the Ikea one does) with the real card turning up in the post a couple of weeks later.

On the down side, the machine claimed my postcode did not exist. Apparently it takes more than two years for Tesco to update their postcode database.