I'm sure you are all excited, It's almost time (Well sort of?) for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games :)
I'm very excited.
You're all excited.
My parents are excited; but not cause of the Winter Games. They hate the Olympics. No my friends, they are excited because they will be in beautiful Cancun during the games, away from all the craziness. This event fills me with joy, because I am home alone for two weeks. I'm not going to throw any parties or anything, if that's what you're thinking.
SO. ANYWAYS. I'm not sure whether you've all heard or not, but Coca-Cola Canada and Visa pay wave are teaming up my friends, to bring you a "brand new" innovation for the 2010 games. 550 coca cola machines, stationed at the Olympic villages and Olympic training centers, will be accessible by Visa pay-wave. This pretty much means that spectators will just have to "wave: their credit cards through the coke machine and voila! there's there coke. In this way, spectators will conveniently grab a drink and get back to their seats.
"Spectators at the Games will definitely appreciate the speed of Visa payWave when they can grab their Coke with a quick wave of the card, leaving enough time to get back to their seats for the next event," said
Personally, I'm unsure of this. I guess you do shave off a few seconds by swiping a card and getting your drink, but really? How much faster is it than propping into the machine a few coins....Well i guess if there's thousands of people at a game, then it does save quite a bit of time, especially if you don't want to miss the next game, or you've gotten out of your seat for an intermission. So yeah, i guess it makes sense.
It's definitely an interesting idea...I like it.
What do you guys think? Here's the full article in case you're interested: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2010/11/c7341.html