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New White House email system upsets Jakob Nielsen

New White House email system upsets Jakob Nielsen. Does the “I have a differing opinion” batch get bcc’d to John Ashcroft?

Reader comments

Ry RivardJul 18, 2003 at 2:58PM

A president who calls multi-million participant world-wide marches a "focus group" doesn't give a damn if you e-mail him or not. And, no one gives a damn what Jakob Nielsen says anyway.

[email protected]Jul 18, 2003 at 6:48PM

This President does not give a damn about the public's opinion.

Arnold JohnstonJul 20, 2003 at 3:03AM

As a professional web developer since 1996, I completely agree with Mr.Rivard that Mr.Nielsen's "opinions" are worthless, unless all you are interested in designing are websites that have nothing more than text.

And, of course, President Bush probably doesn't even know what e-mail is, anyway, so why should he care? Afterall, wasn't his father the one who, during his Presidency, showed his ignorance when he "discovered" UPC scanners at supermarkets?

greg.orgJul 20, 2003 at 2:27PM

go ahead and see what response you get from It may not be from George, but it's probably from Bush.

Emailing the White House has about as much effect as mailing your letter to Santa at the North Pole, but THAT didn't get mentioned in the article at all...

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.