Importance of archiving military records
Betsy writes "The New York Times has an Op-Ed "Foolscap and Favored Sons," piece this morning on the importance of military records, and questions why records from the HMS Bounty are still available while President Bush's military records have been destroyed.(Free registration required.)"
She says clearly the Department of Defense needs to raise the standard of its record-keeping. Perhaps future records should be kept on foolscap paper tied with ribbon: these seem to last for centuries