I don’t know if this is truly a Filipino or Pinoy innovation but this is the latest IN thing here in my part of the world. Or maybe not. I think this has been around for a while now, but during our vacation, I get to actually use one.
It is a computer in a box! Or computer coin machines, or “hulog piso” computer (hulog literally means drop and piso is one Philippine peso coin).
Like in arcades where you have to put tokens to run or use the machines, for this, you put 1 peso or 5 peso coin denominations. One peso will give you 5 minutes or 6 minutes depending on the owners setup, and five peso will give you 20 minutes or 30.
Others have purposely made USB ports inaccessible to prevent viruses. Reasonable but not really for a blogger, like me.