Re: The Culture-List (Ian M Banks)

Mark Grant (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 21:24:55 +0000

On Fri, 26 Sep 1997, Bobby Whalen quoted someone from the Culture list:

> information about you. To be honest I'm much more worried about
> what VISA knows about me than what the state knows. At least the
> state doesn't sell the information to whoever wants to buy it, like
> these companies does.

Of course this is blatantly untrue; many governments do, indeed, sell
information such as voting registration, driving license records, etc. I
know the British government have in the past.


P.S. For good or bad, I'll probably be unsubscribing shortly; seems likely
that I'll only have email access by cellphone for the next six months or
so and I'll have to cut back drastically on downloading mail.

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