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    SubjectRe: Money (was Re: test version of 2.1.0 available (fwd))
    On Wed, 25 Sep 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > On Tue, 24 Sep 1996, Marc Lewis wrote:
    > I _really_ don't want money. You wouldn't believe how frustrating it is with
    > personal cheques from the US - in the best case it costs on the order of
    > $10-20 USD just to get them cached (*), and that's after arguing about it
    > with the bank tellers for 10 minutes.
    > (*) Think about it for a while. How safe would you rate any personal cheque
    > on a scale of 1-10? Personally, I'd call it at about a -50. You can print out
    > fake cheques on your average dot matrix printer, for Gods sake! Small
    > children in kindergarten can make one up with a pink crayon. No wonder no
    > self-respecting bank outside the US wants to have anything to do with them.

    How about certified checks, then ? Or money order ??

    Christophe Dupre Universite de Montreal
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
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