> Ken's sadly humorous rant about the bureaucratic nightmare of getting a
> fictitious business name reflects some recent experience I had with Texas'
> drivers' license authority
> I counted myself lucky to have gotten
> through the ordeal and left, more confirmed than ever in my opinion that a
> little competition would be a good tonic to most ills of government
And don't forget a *lot* of automation! A well-programmed computer is a joy forever. How I love those train/bus ticket machines, for example; always ready to serve you without a murmur. If only everything were so efficient...