Missouri Lawmaker Creates Virtual Paperless Office
from the a-pioneer? dept
For years people talked about the potential of the “paperless office” – and then realized it wasn’t going to happen. If anything, digital technologies created even more paper for the office. Now, one state representative in Missouri, Rep. Rob Schaaf, is trying to reverse that trend and has set up his own office to be as paperless as possible. Any papers that come into the office immediately get scanned and filed electronically. Not only does this get rid of the paper, but it makes it so that anyone in the office can look at files from anywhere. People who come to his office when he’s not around can leave a video message for him, and he sometimes records video responses as well. It’s still a new system, so there’s no verdict on how well it works yet, but it’s good to see someone (especially a politician) experimenting with such a system.