Blair describes a state of affairs shortly after the top of the Cold War when the United States found that Russia was tracking its nuclear weapons materials through the use of a paper-based system. That is, the materials monitoring system consisted of bins of paper crammed with paper receipts. In a gesture of friendship, the Los Alamos National Lab donated to Russia the Microsoft software it makes use of to trace its personal nuclear weapons supplies. However, experts at the famend Kurchatov Institute soon found that over time some information become invisible and inaccessible! To remedy the issue, the United States advised Russia to upgrade to the following version of the Microsoft software.