Most Expensive Thing Ever

One of my classes this semester is on multimedia systems. It’s a seminar class where the student presentations make up the second half of the semester.

I’ve decided to do my bit on multitouch displays (touch screens with multiple styluses ala the iPhone), and for the project I want to actually build one.

To this end I need a projector. I hunted around, picked one out, and my credit card rejected the purchase as a fraud. I called, got it cleared, and attempted to buy it again. It was again flagged as a fraud.

I was irritated until I realized that at $750 this is easily more than twice as expensive as anything I’ve purchased on this card in the two years I’ve had it. I suppose I can’t blame the algorithms for being suspicious. ☺

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