|Sariel Har-Peled שריאל הר-פלד|
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|Quote of the Day|
The Director scowled, and taking up the file again, scribbled on the sheets of paper in several different places. Lynx didn’t know if he was making notes to fire various clerks for incompetence or simply scratching out the capital H wherever her name appeared. “Can’t afford display tabs?” she joked, hoping to steer the conversation onto a friendly path. Fordham’s head jerked up in surprise and his features quickly resolved themselves into a frown. Lynx shifted uneasily in her chair when he didn’t speak immediately, kicking herself for trying to make a joke so early in the interview. It wouldn’t be the first time her sense of humor got her into trouble. “Paper is the safest technology for keeping secrets,” he said finally. “All other forms of recordkeeping and communications can be hacked, altered or intercepted by aliens with superior technology. And if you’re in a tough spot, you can always eat the paper. Try doing that with a display tab.” “Got it, sir,” Lynx responded with alacrity. “Should I use pen or pencil?” -- Spy Night on Union Station, E.M. Foner