As usual, I am sitting on a conference call.
The producer punches in 10 numbers, then 10 more, then four more--24 digits in all just to get into a conference call.
For all its flaws, the Social Security system operates with fair efficiency with nine-digit i.d.s.
Are the 24 digits for security reasons?
If security is so paramount why not cause us to punch in 100 digits and be really safe.