I have friends who are extremely concerned about the way personal information is so accessible. One managed to snaffle a grocery store rebate card without actually filling out the form because she didn't want her shopping habits to be part of the Safeway Conspiracy to Target Market. Granted, it was fun going with her to the store and watching the clerk's little face go all confused when they bleeped the card through and tried to give her a personal greeting. "Here you go Mssuzzz.... ermmmmmm havvaniceday."
For those who are convinced that organizations everywhere are keeping meticulous records of everything about us, I offer this slightly less than encouraging piece of consolation. Yes, they certainly are trying - but they aren't very good at it.
Case in point - today's mail which contained a nice letter from the good people at MOAA (Military Officers Association of America). It even had a real genuine stamp on rather than the computer salad in the corner. And it was addressed to:
Kirk von Ackermann
Col USAF Ret.