Other than leave, which we have to do in a few million years, though I doult we will, and the Human race is doomed either way.
'One of its early tasks was the processing of daily orders, which were phoned in every afternoon by the tea shops and used to calculate the overnight production requirements, assembly instructions, delivery schedules, invoices, costings and management reports. '
Sounds like another anti-trust case. I will be putting Unbuntu on my next machine and if I can't do it I will be asking for my money back and getting pi, though I might getting a pi anyway as they are much cheaper than a 'nomal laptop / netook'.
They had a much better system of banking in Roman times - They didn't have banks!
Which bank could you give your money to and still the bank will still have it in 2,000 years. Put our money in the a whole in the ground it will still be there in a couple of millenniumâ(TM)s later.