Wednesday, June 02, 2004
"smart" cards again
I have the CTA smartcard figured out. I hold it firmly against the plastic disk and if I time it right, don't have to slow down at all. However, just when I was feeling all smug and high-tech, along came... the bus. I used it twice on the 80 bus this weekend, and both times it triple-beeped and registered $0.00. "Did it go?" I asked the driver. "Yep," he said, waving me on. Hrm. A little confirmation from the machine would be nice.