would be slightly faster and use less memory
I worked on some mobile e-mail product some 8 years ago. Call it a Blackberry competitor -- it ran on phones like the Palm Treo, Nokia E61 and various Windows Mobile devices. There was rumours of Apple making a phone -- and when it came out, it had no keys... I remember thinking -- how are you ever going to type a message without keys? Well...
Looks like prices in the UK are around 25% of the prices you quote...
Not seen the place, not been there, but I can't see a reason a restaurant won't take cards.
Your next challenge: do it on an 8088.
Most stuff "doesn't work". Cancer is a terrible disease that has *some* medicines that prolong life, by a bit, but few real cures. About the only thing that has been proven to work is chemotherapy, and that's a race -- poison the whole body, hope that you *just* out-poison the cancer and the body has enough resources left to recover. Few win the race.
Given that track record, of the "best the pharmaceutical industry has to offer" I can understand the clutching at straws. My dad, towards the end, signed on for some experimental treatment, hoping to at least add a datapoint to the body of knowledge. A large part though, is simply coming to terms with the fact that, yes, if you've been diagnosed with cancer, you will probably die of the disease.