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🔗 In Defense Of Self-Checkout, Tech’s Awkward Gift To Retail

These days, we fail to look at enterprise technology in enterprise terms. You can get a good tablet for $300, but a machine that scans in your goods and plugs into the data-consuming beast costs way more and needs to be more carefully managed. We keep forgetting that our innovations started out as mainframes, and in some cases, mainframe derivatives still make sense.

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