Business: Copy Cut

As many cost-minded managers are acutely aware, the ubiquitous office copier is just as handy for duplicating Aunt Tillie's strudel recipe as for running off copies of business mail. Now Manitou Systems Inc. of Bensenville, ., is offering a way of preventing office workers, as President Paul Leopold puts it, from "thinking of the copier in the same way they think of the water fountain." The company has developed a device, easily attached to any copier, that switches the machine on only when the user inserts a plastic identification card issued by his employer. The apparatus is hooked up to a...