On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 23:33 +0100, Angus MacGyver wrote: > You might not worry, but banks and money lenders, especially ones > dealing in mortgages which typically run for 25-30 years will need to > have a solution fairly soon..... Exactly the sort of thing I was thinking about. I wonder how they manage all the changes in technology that occur while they still need to keep on using the same client data. It's no wonder some places kept using mainframes from twenty years past, that and their reliability. Reminds me of the recent conversation I had with a friend about the scam of bank account keeping fees. These days they don't have scores of people manually working through their files (for which they didn't used to charge you fees), now they have an automated system that does it in a blink of an eye (and they charge huges fees). -- [[email protected] ~]$ uname -ipr 18.104.22.168-41.fc7 i686 i386 Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5. Today, it's FC7. Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.