Wednesday, January 26, 2011

send techcash to fellow students. daily recipes

TechCash: almost everyone at MIT has it. Should be able to pay each other TechCash online. That way, can pay exact amounts (no more splitting a pizza and realizing everyone has twenties)

[Edit 2 Feb 2011]
I sent an email.
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 3:58 AM
Feature req: send techcash to fellow MIT students
reciever: techcash
It would be very convenient if we could send techcash to fellow MIT students, ideally with low or no transaction costs. Almost everyone uses TechCash, and this could be an awesome solution to the ubiquitous "Well, we bought a pizza, but everyone only has $20 bills" problem. 
Further down the road, an API for Tech Cash would be amazing, although I have no idea how security and everything would work, and whether it's silly to have PayPal but for MIT.If such a feature is in the works, please let me know.
Well, mitcard responded that they're exploring these ideas with the TechCash vendor. They've also explored an API for years but found the cost prohibitive. Ah well.

Next step for me:


Medical / S^3 / Health:
Should have recipe(s) of the day, or weekly groceries. So people like me who are too lazy to pick food don't have to think too much and I can cook with a group of friends and eat. Provide telephone support (or forum? like woot? or chat) so people can ask question about modifying the recipe.

(sell daily cooking "kits" with fresh ingredients and fruit? contract with local farms?)

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