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    Tap on Drinks

    By Roger Erik Tinch

    It all started with a beer—one that I ordered and paid for at The Beat coffeehouse using an iPhone app. The waiter received my order through his iPad, and the beer was promptly delivered to me upstairs at a desk in the downtown tech library, /usr/lib. From order to delivery, it took five minutes. There were no lines to deal with, no exchange of physical currency (paper or plastic), and since the app saved my payment details I could easily order another round with the tap of a finger.

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