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Fred Kaplan : How e-mail is wrecking our national archive

Twenty years from now, if someone went looking for similar memos by Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Richard Armitage, and Elliott Abrams on, say, the Bush administration's Middle East policies, not many memos would be found because they don't exist. Officials today e-mail their thoughts and proposals. Perhaps some individuals have been fastidious about printing and saving their e-mails, but there is no system in place for automatically doing so.

Kaplan's concern is not without merit but how hard is it to rig the local subnet's TIA-box, I mean Cisco, to filter all the email packets and then pipe the output to the printer down the hall?

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William Safire on the intersection between weblogs and the TIA ←  → Andrew Shapiro : "I am the ambassador of cheesesteak love."