Haha, leave it to our friends at Wired.com to offer some truth to the situation, yet keep it friendly!
Just when it looks like the reader is about to die—strange pixelations appearing on the screen—a legible message will finally appear, asking the poor soul to approve the transaction—and nothing will happen yet again, because the new chip tech is even slower than anyone remembers. Then the reader will start honking like an air-raid siren, as if something has gone horribly wrong.
Totally agree with them here, this EMV thing is SOOOOOOO very wrong for SOOOOOOO many reasons, that it would take a lot longer than we want to devote to the situation to describe.
But yet… payments aren’t the only thing you can do with a mobile wallet, dear friends, do not lose sight of that fact.