Friday, April 27, 2007

Registering my amazement

I write about high tech for a living, but sometimes I feel like an old geezer.

Such was my experience last evening at Bed Bath & Beyond, where we signed up for the bridal registry. I had done this once before, back in the days before the invention of the wheel, so I expected to spend the evening purusing the store with a clipboard. Instead, we were handed a scanner and told to go scan things to our heart's content. Everything was then uploaded to personal registry and we were given a printout with all our selections, quantities and images of each item.

We can edit the registry online or walk into any BB&B store, ask for a scanner, and update our selections. Guests can view the latest inventory and order online. The whole thing was so freakin' slick and cool.

Oh, yeah, we also picked out some stuff. Whatever :-).

Now I just have to figure out how to add a BMW Z4 to the list...