North Carolina State makes getting coffee even easier, if a little creepy
We know you got three shots of espresso. It’s on tape.
This finals season, wouldn’t it be nice to know that the line at Midnight Mug went out the door before giving up a coveted spot on Lau 2?
Students at North Carolina State University enjoy this very privilege thanks to a website the university library created. It allows users to access a livestream of the library café via mobile device so that they can monitor lines. Students can also browse the library catalog and search for available public computers.
A feature that will allow students to book study rooms and request books right on their phones will be available in the future. The application is not limited to iPhones, either, so even those who don’t worship at the feet of Apple can reserve books right from their phone.
Sounds like a great program, but of course, Georgetown should focus on getting full wireless coverage before it takes that big leap into Big Brotheresque mobile shortcuts.
Via The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog.
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