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Technology is not required

Technology is not required

Over the summer my wife and I went to Thailand. We heard great things about the views from the W hotel in Koh Samui, so we took a cab over to check it out.

Great view from the bar

The views were great, but the menu to order drinks? A disaster.

Awesome drinks

Their entire menu was done through an old sticky iPad Mini running a scaled version of Instagram. The photos were beautiful, but to view an item on the menu you had to tap, read, then go back. It wasn't a great experience, and because they only had a few iPads, they had to keep taking ours away so other customers could look at it, even if we were still browsing!

This is their sticky limited menu. The drinks were delicious, though!

A paper menu would have been so much better here. Just because technology exists, doesn't mean you have to use it.