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From: Greg Troutman <mor_at_crl.com>
Date: Wed Apr 1 02:56:14 1998

Pete Joules wrote:
> >As one facet of this, we might consider what people would do with
> >their old systems, if they even got the *impression* that their
> >private information might be read by a new owner. They might
> >prefer to totally destroy the machine than to take a risk like
> >that.
> >
> I have had an instance of this recently. At work a tape drive attached to a
> PC and which takes the same size casettes as my Sun386i is about to become
> redundant. The an accounts clerk in the department concerned has said that
> I will not be able to have the _drive_ because it has been used for
> confidential data. The fact that the data is on the _tapes_ seems to
> reflect on the availability of the drive!

Hehehe. Sounds a lot like my days at the Army Base ;)

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