Thursday, June 21, 2007

What if everybody used your SSN?

The story starts like this:

"In 1938, wallet manufacturer the E. H. Ferree company in Lockport, New York decided to promote its product by showing how a Social Security card would fit into its wallets. A sample card, used for display purposes, was inserted in each wallet. Company Vice President and Treasurer Douglas Patterson thought it would be a clever idea to use the actual SSN of his secretary, Mrs. Hilda Schrader Whitcher."
Read the rest on the Social Security Administration's website. If you deal with user IDs, or Social Security numbers, this one will make you wince...and smile.

1 comment:

Keydet89 said...

This just illustrates that even if one rises to high levels within a company or organization, it doesn't necessarily mean that they're all that smart.

Other illustrations...Enron, Winstar, etc.