I was summoned to a meeting with a client. The client firm is over a century old. This successful firm has learned a thing or two about security.
I was asked to surrender my electronic gadgets. Being of the old school, I had none. This pleased the gatekeeper. I was led to a room furnished with only a curious table and four old wooden bankers chairs. No telephone, no electrical outlets, one florescent light fixture above the table. The gatekeeper had to unlock the room. She then waited at the open door until my contact arrived.
My contact enters and places pieces of chalk and a chalkboard eraser on the the table. Most of the table top is painted with chalkboard paint.
We eventually compose a handwritten Memorandum of Agreement regarding the engagement, sign it, and off we go.
These people understand the rules, especially Rule #1 — If you don’t want it overheard, don’t say it. But I must admit, I have never seen a “Magic Slate” table before.