Tweeting aside, Donald Trump is sceptical of some technology

Tweeting aside, Donald Trump is sceptical of some technology, by Julie Pace.

[A courier service for the White House] may be in for a comeback under Donald Trump. Despite his voracious use of Twitter, the president-elect appears to be leaning toward old tech to ensure the security of sensitive messages. “It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way because I’ll tell you what, no computer is safe,” Mr Trump told reporters over the weekend in response to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of Democrats during the presidential election.

Mr Trump, who doesn’t email or surf the internet, said days earlier that computers “have complicated lives very greatly.” …

Mr Trump, 70, rarely uses a computer and sifts through stacks of newspapers, magazines and printed articles to read the news. He panned candidates’ reliance on data and technology in presidential campaigns, preferring to make decisions in part based on the reaction from audiences at his rallies. While Mr Trump’s tweetstorms are already legendary, he utters some of his messages out loud and leaves the actual typing to aides. …

Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he expects Mr Trump to continue using Twitter: … “I think it freaks the mainstream media out — that he has this following of 45-plus million people that follow him on social media” and he “can have a direct conversation” with them.

hat-tip Stephen Neil