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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@crossover.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Cards
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 12:35:40 

At 11:58 AM 7/10/98 -0400, Rostrum wrote:
>No, but what's the likelihood of finding the right 100 bits you need to
>reassemble a given card?

Well, there's no guarantee that the Cards are program chips--they could
just be pure memory, or power, or something else interchangable. 

If they're not interchangable, then the whole idea that Pas set them up as
currency weakens anyway--although I suppose if one Card holds an entire
personality--"Majordomo Fred", say--then just bringing along a good set of
them would give you enough personalities to make the system functional.

However, I don't think that's what is going on. I suspect the Cards became
a unit of currency for the reason that gold did on Earth: they're scarce,
measurable, almost indestructable, pretty, and portable. 


Kevin Maroney--Crossover Technologies--kmaroney@crossver.com
   We must move forward, not backward. Upward, not forward. And twirling,
   ever twirling, into the future. --Bob "Citizen Kang" Dole

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