Re: Fwd: A washingtonpost.com article from: kennedyx@pacbell.net

From: Robert Rapplean <robert_at_rapplean_dot_net>
Date: Wed Nov 17 2004 - 17:24:37 CST

Edmund R. Kennedy said:

>When the ATM asks whether I want a receipt, I usually say no. When a Web
>site wants my credit card number, I usually say yes. When I pay bills
>online, there is no paper record of the transaction. In my failure to
>demand physical evidence when money changes hands, I am not very
>unusual.
>
Kathy Dopp wrote:

>I think she's very unusual and makes herself sound immediately from the
>first sentence like an idiot. I would make sure never to speak with her
>if she asks to interview you because she'll twist anything you say.
>
Joel Harris wrote:

> I don't think she sounds like an idiot.

Not an idiot, just ignorant, in the true meaning of the word.
Computerized accounting keeps track of every penny. Every time a single
cent is moved into or out of an account, there is a confirmable record
about who it went to, why, and who authorized the transaction. We all
know that voting doesn't work that way because associating a voting
transaction with the person who performed that transaction is an
essential ethical no-no. She apparently doesn't know that.

If you think about it, eliminating such ignorance, especially in the
media, must become part of our mission if we are to succeed. Maybe
someone should tell her these things and make her one step less ignorant.

Robert Rapplean

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