Here is a quote from an editorial in the Pocono Record:
"Why on earth would modern record-keepers want to go back to the old days of destroying public documents after a certain amount of time had passed?
"Yet that's what Pennsylvania state government has done. Officials have removed millions of public records from a state court website, saying they're treating the electronic records in the same way they always treated paper records. Run out of room, dump the old papers to make way for the new."
Yes, that sounds stupid to me also. I can understand why governments have always destroyed paper records as they ran out of storage room but why destroy digital copies? Public records are records.
You can read the editorial at http://goo.gl/MG1Kz.
My thanks to Neil & Deb Barmann for telling me about this story.
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