[LINK] Sydney Toll-Roads Require Tags - Are They Identified?
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sat Apr 3 09:34:51 EST 2004
Here's an off-list response, forwarded to the lists with permission:
>Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 11:39:45 +1000
>Subject: Re: [LINK] Sydney Toll-Roads Require Tags - Are They Identified?
>From: Peter Hughes <p.hughes at latrobe.edu.au>
>To: Roger Clarke <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au>
>About 5 years ago I was in Singapore and caught a cab into the city. As we
>entered the CBD I noticed a transponder on the dashboard beep and a display
>indicated that a toll of x cents had been paid.
>I asked the driver about it and he told me that it simply held a
>rechargeable smart card which could be recharged at one of many locations
>without any need of a credit card, or of an identification being produced.
>It seemed at the time that this was a system which was not open to tracking
>cars, ironic given Singapore's reputation as a surveillance society, and a
>complete contrast to the City Link system I refuse to use in Melbourne.
>All the best,
>Peter Hughes Honours Coordinator Media Studies Program, La Trobe University,
>Victoria, 3086, Australia.
>ph: +61 3 9479 3065 (w), fax: +61 3 9479 3638 (w)
>Screening the past. An international, refereed electronic journal of visual
>media and history:
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