Archive for December, 2009

Self service checkout

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

There is an article on the BBC website about self service checkouts. Personally I try to avoid these as I can imagine a dreadful future where there is one low-paid, very bored shop assistant per supermarket and banks of self service machines. The BBC article seems to think I want someone to speak to. Maybe […]

I’m left wondering

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Supermarkets check to see what sells and then replace it. At least that is the theory. If it were true why would they ever run out of the stuff that we want? I was reminded of this when I tried to buy semi-skimmed filtered milk the other day. It was the only sort of milk […]

If anyone hasn’t noticed

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Today is the 25th aniversary of the Bhopal disaster http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8390156.stm It is estimated that 20,000 have died since the accident from gas-related diseases. Another 100,000 to 200,000 people are estimated to have permanent injuries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster