The Credit Card

Contributed by johnny

Credit cards have been around since the 1900's in one shape or another. The idea was to create customer loyalty to businesses and as a way of improving customer service. Today the concept of the credit card has now been blown out of proportion. I know that if I want something I can use my card and get it. To me this completely devalues products. The design of a credit card is so simple it almost deceives people, they don't ever have to see or worry about the technology that is used to make a transaction. As such it is a truly significant product to pick for the20th century. It sums up today's world, where we experience products designed to be simple to use but where the technology is hidden. In the same way, the credit card hides the true value of labour and exchange.

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