Strike against technology

Monday, October 22, 2007 at 8:42 | Posted in technology, traffic, USA | Leave a comment
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The New York Yimes writes about a 24 hour cabbie strike scheduled to kick off in a few hours:

A group that says it represents about 10,000 cabdrivers is calling for a strike today, its second in less than two months, to protest a city plan requiring the more than 13,000 medallion taxicabs to install global positioning systems and credit card machines.

I am sursprised that those devices are not already installed in the cars and I am sad to learn that the cab drivers so rigorously oppose them. GPS would improve the cabbies’ own security and make it easier to allocate resources at peak traffic hours. The credit card machines would no doubt contribute to a better customer service.

The drivers are just flat wrong to take industrial action against elementary technology.

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