Friday, December 14, 2007

Paid in blood

"Do you know where the batteries are?" I asked the accounting clerk.

"Sure," she said. "Do you need approval to get them or anything?"

"I don't think so."

"Not even a drop of blood?" she joked.

"Well, I'll email the appropriate person to let her know I took them, just in case."

"Can you send blood over email?"

"No, but that way she can come prick me in my office."



At 7:22 AM, Blogger bill said...

Now that would be an interesting problem. How do you transmit physical information in a non-refutable method over a digital link. My guess, uninformed, of course, would be that you hook a DNA analyzer into your email system. Course, the problem there is proving that the person from whom the sample came is the one who sent the email...and that the system isn't saving the DNA for future use. I seem to recall that was the original objection to the way the transporters worked on Star Trek, come to think of it. Hmm....


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