January 3rd, 2011

Prague public transport system: treating people like dogs

So... to travel with Prague public transport, you have to get remotely readable chip, like it or not. You can either give them all the personal details (including stuff completely irelevant to transport) and agree to draconical agreement (where they reserve right to sell your personal data), or pay $10 for a card, and then $10/month extra.

To make it worse, you can only get the "anonymous" card at one place in Prague, and today I learned that it seems to have "expiry date".

So actually dogs are treated better than Czech people, they don't have to travel halfway across the city to get their chips, don't have to wait in queue to get them, and they don't expire.