Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I love technology

A few months ago, Chase was running a television commercial in which a young couple, still dressed in their wedding finery, bounced on their wedding bed while whispering to each other in come hither voices, "I've been waiting for this all day." 

What they had been waiting for, it turns out, was the chance to take photographs of the checks they had received on their big day, which, through the magic of technology, an app and an IPhone, would be instantaneously deposited to their Chase account.

No need to miss a minute of that Honeymooners marathon on tv by sprinting out to the bank.

I can understand their excitement (in a "been married 23 years, much older and fatter" kind of way).  My bank recently made it possible to deposit our checks at the ATM without so much as an envelope. I just slip the check(s) in a slot, the machine slurps them up and in a few seconds a scanned version appears on the screen, including the total deposited.  No more fumbling with an abacus or a slide ruler to figure out my deposit. 

I just love this technology.  I actually look forward to going to the bank.  I just wish I had more checks to deposit.  And I'm looking forward to the day when I figure out what an "app" is so I can do my banking directly from my bed.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, it reminds me of my OWN honeymoon. Snapping and scanning checks all night long with my iphone...