[EAS]Chipping the World

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Mon Jun 16 03:01:41 EDT 2003

Subject:   Chipping the World

In Sci-Fi movies (or am I thinking of the X-Files?) people wake up
with a strange little nodule on the back of their necks....  --PJK

(from NewsScan Daily, 10 June 2003)

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has recently told its top
supplier that they'll need to have all their products "chipped" --
i.e., provided  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that can
be tracked by remote radio receivers for inventory tracking and
management. And now Microsoft has announced that it will develop
software and services for RFID technology, and make its desktop,
server and applications software all work with RFID. (Reuters/Yahoo
10 Jun 2003)

An extensive set of RFID background materials is at

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