• Subject: Re: Windows CE Gives you Gas
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 12:36:29 -0700

Bob,

I heard about this a month or so ago and ALL I could think of is GREAT - all I
ever want to do is GET GAS at those places, NOTHING else (and I don't mean to
make that sound as impatient as it does because I am NOT an impatient person;
just that's that <BG>)...

As it is now, I go in to pay and way to often I'm stuck behind someone saying
"Wuts that lottery ticket there for ? How 'bout that one ? Wait a minute, I want
one of those, blah, blah, blah" - NOW I can get stuck waiting to even get TO the
PUMP for some numb nuts hitting the web to look at dirty pictures or check for
email - OH BOY - now THAT's technological progress !!! :-)

Oh, but worse yet - a MS product will be running the pumps so they will be DOWN
all the time - AHHHHHHHHHH

Chuck

Bob Crothers wrote:

> 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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