I am terrified by the judge that threw out the most recent case because it has been settled by “texting, twittering and blogging”. That’s our criteria of evidence now?
Are there going to be any criminals that need a trial as long as someone has put some evidence on a website? The attorney can say “Judge, there is no need to have a trial, my client has been proven innocent by texting, twittering and blogging. Here is the url.”
I'd also love to see this scenario play out:
You move to Hawaii and have to go down to the DMV to get a Hawaiian drivers license. When they ask to see your birth certificate as proof of identity and citizenship, you whip out your iPhone and show them a scan image of it.
"Sir, we need to see a paper copy of your birth certificate."
"But, why?" you ask in a puzzled tone, "Obama only had to show an image of his, so why can't I?"
"Sir, this image doesn't even have a Seal and a signature on it! We need to see a certified paper copy of your actual birth certificate."
So, you flip to the image which had edge detection applied to it and say, "See this?" pointing to the fuzzy outline of the Seal, "It's got a Seal and a date stamp, and if you look at my next image (which is a red enhanced copy) you can ever notice the signature."
"Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to leave.."