I’m waiting for another shipment of ACR122Us. Those will be on loan at various locations I patronize regularly enough that it’s worth the effort to take steps to not input passwords again. In total, I’ll soon have 22 such readers that belong to me fielded in places that don’t. To make sure they don’t get onboarded into someone else’s inventory, I labeled them all with my name. But I feel there’s a missed opportunity and here’s why:
All my readers sport the standard ACS “NFC” stenciled roundel and my name on top of it. People who don’t know me invariably ask “What’s NFC? What’s that thing for?” Then I explain the implant thing and when I’m done, people get the idea that it’s some cryptic device for my personal use only that they shouldn’t mess with. Or they know me and they see my name labeled on it and get the same idea without even asking me.
In short, those devices don’t invite curiosity and scream “stay away”. They serve my purpose fine, but I’d like to use them to try and draw people gently into the world of implants also. I’d like people to know they too could use them with a regular NFC card - the idea being that, perhaps, they would find it convenient enough that they’d eventually get the notion of getting upgraded to do it with their hand also.
So I’d like to create a credit card-sized sticker I could stick on all my ACR122Us with some kind of simple pictogram that essentially says “Login device for augmented humans (and boring NFC cards too)”. The pictogram should be obvious and readily understandable.
The problem is, I have as much artistic imagination as an East-German public accountant. I can draw, but I can never come up with anything good to draw. My original idea was a large hand holding a credit card, with two sets of “wavey” arc lines emanating from the card and from the hand, and an arrow pointing at a computer. Possibly no arrow and no computer to avoid overloading the pictogram. But somehow I have a feeling the meaning will be completely lost on whoever hasn’t seem me logging in first.
So, if anybody has a good idea for a pictogram, I’m all ears!