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| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Technically Speaking

About 10 years ago, I did something at a sporting event that at the time felt extraordinary: I entered without a ticket. The occasion was a Major League Baseball game at Petco Park in San Diego. I had indeed purchased a ticket through the San Diego Padres website but was informed that my credit card would be enough for entry—all I needed to do was swipe it at the turnstile, where a small paper receipt would be printed with my seat number. The 13-year-old version of me would have been appalled at not having a perforated cardboard ticket stub as a keepsake. But the adult version of me was intrigued by the new technology, if not a bit nervous on the way there. Would this really work? It did.

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