I’m still annoyed by people reading my screen on public transport (See#442). I’m even more upset by people like court officers blythely dealing with the most sensitive and contentious witness statements in full view of anyone passing them on the 17:12 each evening.
Today’s invention is therefore a simple screen censor program. This code (a visual basic macro would probably suffice for Word documents) scans the text in question and greys out any words which do not appear in the dictionary. This would obscure all proper names, making attempts to understand the document by a shoulder surfer effectively impossible.
Our hard-pressed legal fraternity (I’m surprised they aren’t travelling in first class) can thus continue to work on their papers without fear that they may compromise the integrity of the court process -or justice which is somehow, albeit distantly, related.