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Re: Still larnin' stuff
I just learned something new yesterday. I got a 60% discount coupon from Deluxe, so I figured I would order some business checks. I use about a dozen per year so have not bought them in about eight years.
The Deluxe lady talked me into buying a few of what they call echecks.
When I pay a vendor from my bank's website the bank prints out a check and then mails it, and the vendor receives it in a few days.
If I use a "Deluxe" echeck however, it creates an email with a pdf with the top third a check and the bottom two-thirds assuring the recipient that banks will accept it and how to prove it is real. The eCheck prints on plain paper and your vendor gets their money at the speed of email. Instead of emailing it you can print it yourself and just hand it to someone.
For someone cruising it might come in handy.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.