from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A system of keeping records, in which each item is entered on a separate card.
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"We also urgently need a personal ID card-system introduced,"
To put an end to this nefarious practice the card-system was introduced; but that, it is said, has now been similarly abused.
And no matter how great your invention, how sweet your song, how sublime your picture, how perfect your card-system, until you are able to convince the world that it needs the thing, and you get the money for it, you are not a Businessman.