April 19, 2016 – Mark Lane
My kids rarely use email except for work. They can’t believe I still insist on communicating with them that way but I’m too longwinded for text messaging.
An increasingly common attitude. Texting – even texting with little cartoon icons – isn’t anything new anymore. Just the daily in and out of communicating on the run.
Which is why I’m amazed when public officials still treat text messaging like it’s some weird new frontier that public record laws haven’t figured out yet.
News flash: They’ve mostly been public records for years.
The state Attorney General’s Office has been warning that text messages about public business are public records since 2010. Back when things were so primitive, I was walking around impressed with the iPhone 3G in my pocket. [READ MORE]