The White House has a new system for email from the public.
Dashing off a rant, a rave or a question to firstname.lastname@example.org won't cut it anymore. Now it takes a maze of forms and clicks and filters. The first question:
is this a supportive message or a differing opinion? Then you have to pick your topic from various menu lists. And list a name and address and email. And reply to an automated message making sure it's really your email.
White House tech guy tells the NYTimes
: "When it comes to a Web site, it's a bit like a movie. Some will say it's a tour de force; some will say it fell flat."
all emails are saved and must be publicly disclosed in 12 years.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Jul 17, 2003 -