Blue NC highlights the absurdity of Easley appointing someone who doesn't know how to use a computer to head the committee on North Carolina's electronic records retention policy: "Don't try to e-mail the state about e-mail."
Way back in 2002, I was told that Howard Coble -- then sponsoring a bad net-related bill -- didn't know how to turn on a computer. Coble's staff said I was just picking on him by pointing that out, but it mattered -- someone who had never seen a click-thru user agreement wouldn't have understood the power the bill gave the recording industry.
As Rep. Rick Boucher said, "I think it is very important that members of Congress who make judgments on this have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet. Many do, but some members are technology-averse, including some, unfortunately, who are in positions of influence."
Hard to believe it's still an issue six years later.
Speaking of hard to believe -- a candidate using a blog was national news back in 2002.