Counting lessons from the California Secretary of State

On Thursday, I was at the San Francisco regional office of the California Secretary of State to file some paperwork. Even in this electronic world, there are still legal things actions that must be taken with original paperwork. To incorporate a non-profit business, the instructions on the web say that you need 4 copies of the articles and 2 originals. I dutifully showed up with six pieces of paper, at which point, the clerk explained to me that it’s four total copies, not four photocopies. (“Most people show up with too few copies. You’re one of the rare ones with too many,” she said.)

What was I incorporating? Well, that’s a secret that I have to keep for the time being, but I should be able to write more about soon. Stay tuned…

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