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The future is now [Monday 2nd January 2012 at 6:02 pm]
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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.

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[User Picture]From: pteppic
Monday 2nd January 2012 at 6:28 pm (UTC)
Knowing who was responsible for developing the kiosks, and some of the stuff that went on at the company, and the way development is handled, two years is about the minimal amount of time I would expect for them to be updated with a new postcode database.
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