Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Computer Now Tracks Children's Diet For Parents.....Who Is Next?

The FP Times has just been forwarded a shocking email that reveals software has been written that 'tracks' a child's foodstuffs received in school cafeterias. Primero Food Service Solutions, developed by Houston-based Cybersoft Technologies, sets up prepaid accounts and monitors what is chosen and if it is allowed. Big Brother is now tapping into what you put into your pie-hole. From AP: " A student slides a tray toward the cafeteria cash register with a healthy selection: a pint of milk, green beans, whipped sweet potatoes and chicken nuggets — baked, not fried. But then he adds a fudge brownie - When he punches in his code for the prepaid account his parents set up, a warning sounds: 'This student has a food restriction.' - Back goes the brownie as the cashier reminds him that his parents have declared all desserts off-limits". Most of you reading this can now look back fondly when we were children and chose chocolate milk and doritos for lunch.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happens during a power outage?

Tomas (San Diego) said...

yeah....what then?
food revolution?

Masticating Mustelidae said...

I'm thinking that the little bastards should have to wait until the power comes back on before they can eat Doritos and chocolate milk. Sonsabitches. All we had in my day was the cafeteria lady's homemade "pizza." We didn't have a goddamn Arby's franchise in our elementary schools, by god.

Christ, I need a twinkie...