Derek Zumsteg. Ticket Inspector Gliden Becomes the First Martyr of the Glorious Human Uprising. (Asimovs March 2010).

Short wry piece in which aliens now controlling Earth have the misfortune to come up against the ticketing regime for public transport – in Germany of all places. Surely, they argue, it should be possible to have a single, simple sytems for buying tickets? If an error has been made, surely the system should be flexible enough to exercise judgment and compassion?

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