So you would think it wouldn't be a big deal. But today I received this news from the Canadian audiologist I planned to visit: "I was clearing everything with my department head, but I was told that I am not allowed to see patients from out of the country. I was told there were medical legal issues with seeing a patient who is not a resident of Canada."
This is not only a great example of how government bureaucracies can infringe on personal liberties, but also a reminder of how deeply government can intrude in our lives. And here I'm only talking about an innocuous piece of computer code that will eventually be distributed for free. Imagine if it were a life-saving procedure.... The ghost of Kafka must be looking over my shoulder and laughing right now.