Almanacs are subversive

Oh brother. (Or is that Big Brother?) The FBI has “issued an alert against almanac carriers”:

bq. The FBI said information typically found in almanacs that could be useful for terrorists includes profiles of cities and states and information about waterways, bridges, dams, reservoirs, tunnels, buildings and landmarks. It said this information is often accompanied by photographs and maps.

I guess that means tourists with Rand-McNally road atlases and cameras should be pulled over too.

The nicest thing that can be said about this directive is that it is pointless; the net is too wide. There are nastier things I could say…

(via “Perverse Access Memory”:

posted at 10:13 am on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 in Current Events | Comments Off on Almanacs are subversive

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