School Meals Palmed Off On Scots Kids

Any marketeer worth his salt will tell you that kids are an easy mark – they don’t look beyond the surface of what you’re selling. This may be the rationale behind a Scottish school’s adoption of biometric palm-scanners as a payment system in the school cafeteria – the kids are stoked with the novelty of the James Bond-esque procedure. Mind you, this attitude may well change once the devices are rolled out as planned to control classroom access and keep tabs on attendance figures. Oh well – start ’em young, as the saying goes.