The other day, I quoted Sun's Scott McNealy saying "you have zero privacy anyway", and I was reminded of that on Sunday when putting out the rubbish. Gelber Sack In Germany paper and all things plastic are put out on the road for the garbage collection. Depending on the place of residence, paper is dropped into a blue bin, otherwise you dump it onto the road in whatever carboard boxes you may have. Plastic, wrappings, etc. go into translucent yellow bags which are also placed on the sidewalk awaiting collection. The yellow bags reveal at a glace what kind of food you eat: tin cans, food wrappers, yoghourt pots are all very visible. Many people are also not conscious of the information which can be gleaned from the paper deposit: bank slips, preferred magazines, television programs (some people circle the shows they like to watch), newspapers, etc.


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