The Economist on the end of the cash era
The Economist’s cover story is entitled “the end of the cash era”, symbolised by a landscape of dinosaurs on a post-nuclear terrain, surrounded by a sunset, a green dollar-bill white house and blue palm trees. Hem.

The leader story is for subscribers only, but the feature is open to everyone.

In fact, it really is a story about electronic cash, smart cards and mobile phones.

It is not exactly a “putting people first” story, but it gives a very good overview on where the industry is heading to, written in accessible language. Worth a read, because you can be sure that the user experience of something as important as money, is definitely not yet fully dealt with, so fertile terrain for usability experts and experience designers.

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