Saturday January 4, 2003
Note: PIGNet is the Perpetrator Identification Galactic Network. The original abbreviation, "PerpID," ended up evolving into "Purple," which caused a small stir among those genetically-enhanced humans with pale violet skin (it's photosynthetic), who felt that using a racial epithet to refer to a database full of information on criminals was inappropriate.

That the name "PIGNet" worked out fine just goes to show that some groups handle being epithet-ificated better than others.

Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part III: Handsome Ransom


Luna Cop:I had no idea these prisoners were wanted in another jurisdiction. There was nothing in PIGNet.
Jevee Ceeta:It's a military matter, Sergeant. State Security.
Luna Cop:Well, come with me. We've got them down in General Holding.
Jevee Ceeta:Is 'General Holding' a police euphemism for 'letting prisoners escape through the giant holes in the walls?'
Luna Cop:If you'll excuse me, I need to go sound an alarm.