At the Ref Desk (1/16/19): Today's funny: Got an IM from a student asking who to contact for an overdue book. I texted him the phone number for Access Services. Student replied back that he'd call once his class was over. Um, right. [more...]

Augumented Reality App for London Only Shows Yankee Fastfood Chains

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/29/09 (3:37pm)
I kind of like the idea of "Augmented Reality" (AR) and consider it the next logical step in GPS applications, but I found it strange that the food listings advertised on the iPhone App for London Transit consist almost entirely of U.S. fastfood chains. I mean, it's nice to be fitted out with the latest in technology but you'd hope it could do more than simply direct you to the nearest McDonald's or KFC.