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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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