Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Kenitala

I have written about this in the past, but I still find it neat that there national issued number that is used for everything.

You use it to rent videos, they record your warranty under it, so all you have to do is give them your number and they know if the warranty is good. You go to one location and change your address, and every business in Iceland has your new address, your mail is forwarded automatically for a few months, but 90% of the people that mail you stuff now have the new address.

I think it is neat, but it also allows the government to have a good idea what you are doing? Do you think the benefits out way the risks?

Other than that, the only other news is I will be in Atlanta for work again in the middle of aug.

1 comment:

Heather said...

In this day and age, I would think it would be a bit naive to think that a government could not find out that information if they wanted to, so being upfront about it seems fine to me.

However, all of those businesses having that information kind of scares me in terms of what a dishonest employee or thief could do with it. I guess it comes down to just being careful and knowing who you are giving the information to.