Thursday, February 10, 2005

Scribble, scratch, or do something on the dotted line

As parent of a computer-happy boy who turns twelve today, I'm not too surprised to read about the death of what we used to call "penmanship." (My own penmanship died in law school.) But it does raise a question: what about unique signatures--as in authenticating contracts, checks, deeds, all of that?

Paul and Tucker thought the question was easily answered: it'll be by thumprint, or eyeball recognition, something high tech. What a loss. That's no way to sign a love letter--or a birthday card.

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