RFID meets ISBN

The UK Booksellers Association is considering the use of Radio Frequency ID chips in book-spines as an antitheft measure. Each RFID chip would have a unique ID, so that its every movement, from warehouse to used book store, could be read and stored. A book would “know” if it had been purchased, and by tying together register-records with RFID data, it would be possible to know who the previous owners of every used book were — think VINs for books. The privacy impllications are, of course, staggering. Link Discuss (Thanks, Nat!)