Front page of The Times Monday Feb 13, 2006 : “Checkout Chaos. Millions of Shoppers could be turned away from the tills this week because they do not know the PIN for their debit and credit cards.” It’s an apalling thought that shoppers will be rushing to the supermarkets tonight to complete their weekly shop before the new Chip & Pin system is made compulsory February 14. Queues will obviously stretch around the block as desperate people seek to complete last minute purchases. O me miserum!
Not really. Just like Y2K, this was a non-event. Nothing happened. Yes, a few people will be upset, maybe be even frustrated but this is not news.