"Maybe I'm paranoid, or old, or both, but when I'm at Cub Foods, I will keep writing checks ...
- Writer Doug Moe "in an article from "The Capital Times" out of Madison, WI
Welcome to my Biometric Payment Blog.
Click Below to Read the Original Article Published on Thursday
Cash Is Safer Than The Fingertip
From The Capital Times, Thu Jan 26 2006:
"CALL ME paranoid, but I don't want to pay for a loaf of bread with my finger. The opportunity presented itself over the weekend at my neighborhood grocery store, the Verona Road Cub...
Now let's take a look at the second article that The Capital Times published the day after I e-mailed them how silly it was for Moe to state his paranoia in an article...and two days after the original article:
Read the Second Article
Fingertip Payment: Cub Foods Has New 'Touch'
"A paranoid is just someone in possession of all the facts." Well, Moe,allow me to redefine your paranoia, because you don't have the facts. If you did, you would prefer biometrics to writing checks. I'm about to show you why. So with that said, let us end where we started with another of your brilliant guidelines to life:
"Well, as I said, maybe I'm paranoid, or old, or both, but when I'm at Cub I will keep writing checks"
Let's take a look at ol' Moe's safe, non-paranoid, payment instrument of choice.(click the check to enlarge)
There are, count 'em, 9 reasons to be paranoid about writing checks
They all provide "critical" personal financial information Moe.
I'll bet our man Moe has his "social security" or "driver's license" number on his checks.
How Many Moe checks will he write before his ID is stolen by some stooge?
On the Other Hand, Let's Put Our Finger on
Why Biometrics Provide a More Secure Transaction: