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Yesterday I came across an interesting experiment, it appears some kind fellow has publicly released a loaded Starbucks card, and he’s just letting people use it at their convenience. People can get free coffee, people can give free coffee. It’s pretty intruiging, and it’s called “Jonathan’s Card“. The guy (Jonathan Stark) even set up a website, twitter account and API around the idea. For all the details check out the site: http://jonathanstark.com/card/.
As much as I hate to admit it, I drink Starbucks… rather often. So I went to try and use this experiment at my local ‘bux, but everytime I got there, the card was empty! Not only that, but it took so much time to check the balance (via the twitter stream) and then flip over to my photos app, find the photo of the card, and scan it- by the time I had done everything what little balance was on the card, was gone. So I thought, this can be better.
Coffee Check by Dan Wasyluk