Is Chris Estes really this uninformed, or is this part of the Governor Pope's "lowering expectations" game? From Greg Flynn via Facebook:
This week Pat McCrory's State IT CIO appointee Chris Estes chose to introduce himself to IT staff old style using the PA system. He made a point to say that when Pat McCrory called IT broken he was talking about the system, not the people. He also said that if anyone had any ideas for improvement he would be placing a suggestion box near his office. Not an online collaboration tool, or a survey tool, but an actual box for written suggestions, from IT people. It's going to be a long 4 years.
I've written about business technology for nearly 15 years now and I welcome this development. Chris Estes is going to become one of my go-to sources for "what not to do" stories. I can see it now. The first headline will be, "Yes, North Carolina. Luddites still run the show."
Nice job, DAG McCrory. You are jumping from one fail to another at lightspeed.