It’s like looking into the future - Waterloo’s talking about putting something in place that is extremely similar to this system.
In fact, if IST wasn’t so backwards, we would’ve had something like this in place for this September.
The current plan, as I last heard it, was to partner with a retailer to get all students cell phones, but it would be an optional purchase. With Waterloo’s love affair with the private sector, though, if students reject the cell phones I can see them just declaring them mandatory.
(The cell phones are part of the overall “next gen tech” plan at Waterloo - it goes along with VOIP and IPTV… for some reason…)