By Yashaswini Mittal
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 16, 1998

CatCard's controversy overblown

To the Editor:

I have been scanning the negative remarks about the CatCard in the media. Through all the outrage expressed for the mistakes made by the UA officials, I have yet to find an example of harm coming to any specific person that is noteworthy.

President Likins has offered an unconditional apology (a practice that probably went out with the 5-cent ice cream cone), retracted all the unauthorized information and promised reforms in the future. As far as mistakes go, on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being a mis-reading of x-rays), the CatCard mistakes don't even scrape 2 in my mind.

Examples of violation of our privacy in this computer age stare me in face every day I get one more unsolicited ad for something in mail or on phone. So a mistake was made! Let's get over it. In the words of that great folk hero Rodney King, "Can't we all get along?"

Yashaswini Mittal
Mathematics Professor

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