Perhaps the rules for securing the imprints were just so cumbersome that it made using them completely impractical. I can't imagine fast food joints maintaining the physical security required for this.
Companies don't fall apart when they lose their CEO or CFO
So what this boils down to is the notion that head of organizations, be they terrorist or corporate (insert joke here), we overspend on resources directed at the top.
In targeting terrorists, we spend big bucks on weapons systems and focus intelligence attention at the top.
In the case of corporations, we pay huge salaries -- believing the heads to be irreplaceable.
In both cases, there are plenty of qualified, motivated individuals ready to do a hydra-like head regeneration of the top levels.
Will there be a Ross and a Rachel on the mission?
Wait... The puffy shirt was on Seinfeld!
SL is hardly ancient. It does, however run 3rd party software that won't run on newer OSen.
- They prefer the SL interface to the more recent offerings.
- They want/need to run 3rd party software that fails to run under later versions (PPC apps in particular -- Rosetta was dropped in LIon)
- Apple apps that were dropped -- such as Podcast Producer in the server version.
But with electric lighting, it's pretty much never dark in areas where people live and work.
That argument works if you are indoors, but if you are outside gardening, cycling, etc, more hours of post-workday daylight are a real boon. Of course we could also solve the problem by adjusting the clock time start/end of work days or adopting more flex time working, but that seems to be just as controversial.