• Subject: Windows CE Gives you Gas
  • From: "Bob Crothers" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 12:50:00 -0500
  • Organization: Cornerstone Communications

Following is a bit from the "News And Views" section of the November
1999 issue of Dr Dobb's Journal ( http://www.ddj.com ) that I thought
some of you might find interesting.

>>>>> Start of Text
Windows CE Gives you Gas

Before long, pumping ggas will join the ranks of just another online
experiance.  BP Amoco, Microsoft, and gas-pump manufacture Tokheim have
teamed up to develop gas pumps running Windows CE with a web-browser
terminal, from which you can check e-mail and surf the Internet while
pumping gas.  Whether this is a good idea remains to be seen.  Still,
it may be a boon for companies wanting to advertise their wares.
According to the Wall Street Journal (August 17, 1999), the average gas
pump serves about 70 people per day.  Multiply that by 100,000 pumps
and an ad on a pump web terminal could reach 7 million consumers.
<<<<< End of Text

So...maybee a web browser on your Refridgerator isn't that far away
after all!  But I am still not sure why I'd want it.

Bob Crothers
Cornerstone Communications


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