RFID: When is RFID Not RFID?
Let's make sure RFID gets credit when credit's due
RFID is something else when there's something positive to say about it. In
recent articles, RFID tags that are being used to identify
panther kittens and identify
recycling carts are "computer chips" -- not RFID tags. Sometimes
they're even called "bar code chips" which is rather an oxymoron. What
would be so hard about saying "RFID tags help identify panther
kittens" or "RFID helps recycling effort"? Nothing. Except,
perhaps, that it's...RFID.
transformation of RFID tags into "computer chips" and
"electronic bar codes" is a growing phenomenon in news articles that
show how RFID can be, or is being, used to benefit society. Is it because
writers are afraid to identify RFID tags for what they are for fear of negative
publicity? Is it ignorance? Is it both?
Publication date: June 2010