You may, like me, have thought that the era of carbon paper was long over. But let me assure you that it is alive and well in everyone of the 13 offices I visited today. I, some weeks ago, paid a hefty sum to get a box of belongings delivered by Fedex, door to door, Melbourne to Marrakech. Flawed plan.The box made it to the Fedex freight warehouse in Casablanca and there it stopped. Customs would not release it unless they saw my paperwork and passport in person. I made the 2 1/2 hour car trip today, eventually located the warehouse and then went from office to office, 13 of them. . Every office has evidence in triplicate, if not more, that I visited them today, thanks to carbon paper. My passport was photocopied more times than I could count. Only one office had a computer in actual use. Reems of papers were cast over every desk in snowy piles. The contents of the box was never examined . Even after paying the fee demanded by the customs officers the box could not be released until I held some sort of green paperwork, signed and stamped many times over. Finally I was reunited with my box, departed the bewildering chaos and made the 2 1/12 hour trip back to my apartment for a long lie down !!!