Why does the business world insist on doing business with something that consistently has problems ("Sasser's Next Act Coming Soon," May 10, 2004)? Why do people cling to this idea that the PC has all the answers?
Businesses and consumers could save a lot of grief by buying a Mac.
MIS Clerk, Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center, Oakley, Kan.
E-Records Urgently Needed
After reading "High-Tech Cure" (May 3, 2004), I got a sense that leaders are finally realizing that electronic patient data/medical records are long overdue in the United States. Not only is it a blessing for patients who in the past have risked their health at the hands of a doctor with poor handwriting or a pharmacist who misses a drug interaction because of human error, but doctors and staff will be more efficient and less overworked.
In addition, patient data can only be more secure electronically than when a patient's medical-record folder is sitting on a countertop or a shelf on paper.
IT Infrastructure Analyst, MarketAxess, New York
In all seriousness, I ask this: With the costs of implementation and the lifelong cost of RFID tags and reader costs and repairs, how does this technology save the end user money? I'd challenge anyone who says volume makes the cost insignificant to explain why anyone would manufacture them if not for the ability to make money, a lot of money.
How will RFID help make milk less expensive? The milk at my Wal-Mart has gone up nearly 50% in the last six weeks. Is it just getting to a point where the company can recoup the costs of RFID and its implementation?
Director of Administration, Shadco Enterprises, Whitesboro, Texas
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