Sunday, July 27, 2008

Take the GMAT, Get a Free Palm Reading

The people who run the GMAT have announced that, starting this month in select locations, GMAT test takers will have to have their palms scanned. The site explained all of this in the warmly titled "Vein Recognition: Frequently Asked Questions."

I get it. They don't want people faking their identities and taking the GMAT for other people. But it's sad that there's a cottage industry for this trickery, and that they have to resort to this Big Brother machinery to stamp it out.

It's interesting that, if you refuse to have your palm scanned, you can't take the exam. What it you lost your hands in a tragic farming accident...?