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CBS reported a few days ago that the President’s Air National Guard commanders were giving him special considerations under duress. Their evidence for this reporting was a group of 4 documents that were supposed to have been created by his then-commanding officer in 1972.
Interestingly enough, it seems the documents may have been actually created in Microsoft Word–quite a feat considering Bill Gates hadn’t even founded Microsoft until 1975.
It just happens that I saw the PDF versions of the memos prior to actually reading the news story. I didn’t know the story yet–and I thought these documents were somebody’s idea of a prank, the product of some nerdy college freshmen with a political sense of humor. They were so out-of-vintage that I automatically assumed they were fakes. Ironically, it’s quite plausible this really is a prank, and CBS got recklessly duped.
As content software becomes more advanced, will document forgery become easier?