"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
The Universal Gift Card: Available Since 1000 BCE!
I just heard an ad on the radio for a "universal gift card": you give it to your loved ones, and they can use it to buy anything.
Hasn't this sort of "gift card" been around for a while, though?