The Men from the MinistryThursday, December 11, 2008 at 3:07 | Posted in Bureaucracy, e-mail, Germany | 2 Comments
If you were to send an e-mail and wanted to refer to information at your own web site, how would you do it? Would you
1. send a link to the appropriate URL or
2.1. print the web page
2.2. scan the printed page
2.3. compile a pdf-file and
2.4. attatch the pdf-file to your e-mail?
No doubt that most of us would prefer option 1 and would not even come to think of 2.1.-2.4. But that is exactly what the office of the German Family Minister did. Alvar Freude received an e-mail with that kind of an attachment in response to his open letter to the minister.
What the letter was about? You do not really want to know.