• "Cash to become extinct ..."

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Tue Jun 16 23:28:03 2009
    Cash to become extinct as chips take off

    By Anthony Keane The Advertiser June 15, 2009 06:00am

    CASH is accelerating down the path to extinction as new technologies
    threaten to mark the end of loose change within a decade.

    Bank and credit union bosses say cash won't be alone, with wallets
    and credit cards also likely to disappear too.

    They told The Advertiser's round table forum that cash and cards will be replaced by computer chips embedded in mobile phones, watches or other
    portable devices.


    Source: "The Advertiser" http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,25637102-5014239,00.html

    * Origin: Xaragmata / Adelaide SA telnet://xaragmata.thebbs.org (3:800/432)