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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 10.01.10 | 06:17 (IST)

    You have a page composed of a thousand dots per centimeter and have to 'connect the dots.' One of those dots is a father in Nigeria who thinks his kid has slipped his gears. Because of many reasons his kids name is 'misspelled' even if there is no agreed method of spelling his name (see David Ben Gurion, David ben Gurion, you get my point). I do not see why ANONE should be 'Blasted' for this instance. Rather I would like to see folks develop more coherent and systematic means of communicating. Then we read: "This system is based on a computerized algorithm, and is fed passenger information from the airline company." i.e. This system lacks the ability of humans to associate two possible different spellings of a name. "According to the company's Web site, most of the large airlines in the United States use the system." - Haaretz So what? The reality is the 'system' cannot cope with any spelling of a name which is not consistent with what it has been programed to recognize.

    from the article: Israeli firm blasted for letting would-be plane bomber slip through
    First published 01:43 10.01.10 | Last updated 15:10 10.01.10
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