[LINK] Re: RFID in Govt, and in People

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Oct 5 18:11:25 AEST 2006

Geoff Ramadan wrote:
> The cost in doing this would be prohibitive if you wanted to track 
> everyone.
> If you want to walk around with a reader, you could do it.. but I see 
> little practical value for the cost.

It isn't the primary purpose it is the side effect. Say I go into the 
library and look for a book. I can't find it, so I ask the librarian who 
obligingly says they will "look" for it as it isn't out on loan.

This is the same system they use for stocktakes....though I am not sure 
how exactly that application will work. Maybe the concept will cease to 
exist. Books will either be present in the library or not.


> Geoffrey Ramadan
> Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> Geoff Ramadan wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> The ability to track who has/had what book(s) can be currently be 
>>> done via
>>> computer. RFID has no part to play in this.
>> <snip>
>> Picking up on someone else's point about reading books anonymously in
>> the library.
>> RFID will let you locate a book in the library....sitting on the wrong 
>> shelf or on the trolley waiting to be shelved could be desirable but 
>> identifying someone reading it may not be....particularly to a third 
>> party.
>> M

Marghanita da Cruz
Ramin Communications
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Email: marghanita at ramin.com.au

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