Imagine a world without business cards. Instead of having to lug
around an inch-thick wad of embossed rectangles, you’ll wear a tiny
computer built into a ring. When you meet a new contact - who is wearing
a similar ring - you shake hands. His or her name, address and telephone
number is automatically downloaded into your database, for transfer to a
PC at your leisure.
That development is undoubtedly some way off. In fact, if predictions
made in past episodes of Tomorrow’s World are anything to go by, it will
never happen at all.
However, there is one gadget which - while it won’t rid your life of
business cards completely - will at least stop them gathering in dusty
piles on your desk. The CardScan 5000 from Corex Technologies is finding
its way onto a number of senior sales people’s desks.
It really couldn’t be simpler. You just put the business card on the
scanner’s handy little screen, press a button, and all the information
on it is automatically transferred onto your PC.
Then you can have the undeniable pleasure of ripping the now redundant
cards into tiny pieces and throwing them in the bin.
CardScan 500 - pounds 186
Order from - www.cardscan.com.