Gas…Pump…Card…Readers–More Than You Ever Possibly Wanted to Know
October 2, 2007
I wondered why no one besides me had ever complained about gas pump card readers? Then I thought, Well, I don’t know if anyone has done so, do I? So I looked.
I fell into the pool of quicksand that is known as the World Wide Web. Out of an unbelievably malicious desire to pull you down with me and engulf you in tedium beyond your wildest experience of sleeping through an entire weekend, I give you fair warning.
Do not read any of the following.
Do not click on any of the following links.
Do not complain to me after you violate all my warnings.
(The zucchini bearing bunnies of America are standing by to protect me.)
1. Futuristic gas pump design
2. Patent for a card reader
3. Brief of a lawsuit against Conoco for violating Americans with Disabilities Act
4. A “design nerd” online discussion of gas pumps and terminals
5. Oregon self service
(This one is especially important, even if you don’t live in Oregon.)
6. Changing face of gasoline marketing