Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Restaurant Table Computers
Today was a first. I walked into a steak house restaurant in the suburbs. On our table was a computer screen. "What is this?" I asked, being of the computer Stone Age. Well, now you can pretty much avoid the waitperson and they you. You tap the "order" icon on the screen and place your order. When you want to pay, you tap the "pay" button and your bill comes up. You pay on line with your credit card. All the waitperson does is bring food and clean up the finished plates, refresh drinks stuff. I am OK with paying on line, but I prefer some interaction with the staff when I sit down. Specials? Food recommendations? How is your day, and stuff like that makes for a more interactive restaurant experience. We are all on this planet together or else we will isolate to our own destruction. I am not one to walk around with ear buds hanging from my ears connected to a smart phone I hold in my hand. Looking around my town, I see that I am becoming so "yesterday." The question is, "Will there be a tomorrow, and what will it be, if we ignore those around us?"