Old Data

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Wed Apr 1 15:08:20 1998

On Wed, 1 Apr 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!
> Regards
> Pete

Thus was it ever! Once a 'bean counter' always a 'bean counter'.

                                                 - don
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