Would you trust someone who never uses email?
Jackie Speier (D-Calif): Do you use email?
Hank Paulson: Do I use email? No, I don’t use it, personally.
JS: You don’t use it personally, or professionally?
HP: Yeah, I just don’t. So I’ve never used it for any business communications. Just never use it.
JS: So while you were secretary of the Treasury you never used email?
JS: How did you communicate with people?
I wonder if Eric Falkenstein had it in mind when he wrote this:
People who meticulously avoid email should not be trusted, because it is simply too calculating, as if they know they are regularly committing crimes. A phone conversation can always be disavowed, you just say you were talking about last weekend’s bar mitzvah.