April 10th, 2002


My current project involves dealing with confidential information, and while I could read the files on screen, it's a lot easier to print them out to annotate and read. But then there's the problem of disposing of them. Back at my previous employer we used a confidential document disposal company, so all we had to do was slot the papers into a big wheelie bin, and job done.

Here it's a bit more do it yourself. So I found myself in front of a shredder, with a pile of papers. There was a certain visceral pleasure in feeding the sheets in, individually at first, but as I got the measure of the beast, in larger and larger chunks (until, of course one particularly hefty wodge of paper jammed the machine...). Its whirr as it digested the paper seemed particularly self satisfied...
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