Luddites in the Massachussetts Attorney General’s Office

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“Transparency is not an option but a requirement these days,” Steve Bailey argues in the Boston Globe today. He examines the website of MA Attorney General Tom Reilly and finds it comes up short. When one might imagine that a search would take place on a website, the Attorney General’s office requires him to take the green line, an escalator, an elevator and a pass through a metal detector on the way to some three ring binders and two old computers.

“In the year 2006 in a state that considers itself a technology leader this is beyond a bad joke.”

Hear hear. I would only add, as an aside, that in the year 2006 in a country that considers itself a technology leader, the way that legislation, earmarks, campaign finance reports, and committee meeting minutes make their way to the public is also a bad joke.

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