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Wired gas pumps

Wired gas pumps

Gas Station TV figures that your average time of 4 minutes at the gas pump can be spent watching news and commercials. Reuters reports that the company will embed 20-inch LCD screens in gas pumps and air a mix of local news, weather, traffic, clips from Good Morning America, and, of course, commercials. The networked gas pumps should appear at 100 locations by September and 400 locations by the end of the year. I guess we can expect that advertisers will try to fill all of our ostensibly free or wasted time trying to sell us their products. I just hope people won't stop washing their windshields or checking tire pressure because they were watching a really interesting news segment about a lost puppy.