In a little bump on the road to Skynet the folks at haighteration report that Mad Dog in the Fog has installed California's first automated beer table at which patrons can swill the night away and pay by the ounce at the end.
Will our surly San Francisco bartenders be reduced to surly clerks?
Doubtful. The "TableTender" is a one trick pony keg, Widmer, and it can't make a great Manhattan, gripe about the Giants game, or snarl menacingly at the dickhole ordering an Irish Car Bomb.
There are some things you just can't automate, folks.
Sucks about your tips though, Mad Dog drink slingers.