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Warning: This post was published more than 13 years ago.

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With all the fuss about governmental emails and letters highlighted by Hutton, I thought it’d be nice to take a look at our American counterparts.

The archives of the Bill Clinton Presidential library contain 40 million emails – mostly memos and notes exchanged between aides and cabinet members.

Take a guess at how many were sent by Bill Clinton in his eight years in the Oval office.

Two.

And one of them may not even count as it was sent as a test to see if the commander-in-chief understood how to send emails.

And the other? The former president sent the email to the space shuttle while in orbit around the earth (that’s the shuttle, not Bill) with the “help of Clinton staffers”.

The response to this display of technical inability? “I don’t think President (George W) Bush sends emails, either…”

That’s all better then. Because we all know that Shrub’s the best President ever. If he doesn’t understand it, it’s probably evil. In fact, it’s reasonably surprising he’s not launched a war on it.

And now for something completely different…and not a dead parrot.

I’ve put a load of my A-Level work on my website, so feel free to have a look if you think it might be helpful to you. How nice am I?

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 69th post was filed under: Site Updates, Technology.






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