Microchips with everything – an unpalatable taste of the future

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Hong Kong Free Press

Please believe me, I am not a Luddite. True, I was watching the check-out ritual at Taste the other day, which seemed to consist of a multiplicity of cards, coupons and receipts going back and forth. And I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if there was one piece of paper which was accepted in all shops. And then I realised I was reinventing money. But seriously, I may be old enough to remember when London telephone exchanges had names, and your school desks had a hole in it where you would keep your ink pot. But I have moved with the times. I had a long stint on a borrowed Apple II in 1980, met my …

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