Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Great moments in content management

YES, THERE ARE MULTIPLE TYPES OF PDF FILES...A couple of weeks ago the Justice Department, after finally acceding to a Freedom of Information request, posted a study on "workforce diversity." However, it was heavily redacted: nearly half of the report was blacked out.

But in yet another example of utter cluelessness about how computers work, the report was posted on the web in PDF format. More specifically, it was posted in a PDF format called Image+Text, so while the viewable image was redacted, the underlying text (which allows you to search the document) was still there, buried in the innards of the file.

The memory hole has both versions for your viewing pleasure.

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