The other day, in a fit of enthusiasm, I tried to get into the library. I have been there once or twice before, so I was slightly confused when the library computer refused to let me in. The librarian said this was because my identity card was not registered, and, therefore, as far as the computer was concerned, I did not exist. My card would not swipe because the card was a replacement for the one I had cleverly sent to be sterilised, along with my scrubs, the week before. Once the card was reregistered, not only did I come back into existence but, unfortunately, so did my library fines.
As it was possible to be real and yet have no presence in the electronic world, I began to wonder if there was perhaps an application for the medical profession. Too many people on the waiting list for an operation?