Last year, I wrote about my first FOIA experience – requesting development documents regarding the NSA’s infamous youth outreach program, the CryptoKids, and how the monolith of silence and delays shaped me into the disillusioned grump I am today. Well, just last week, almost exactly three years and a month after my initial request, records came in.One could say I was fairly enthusiastic about it.
Important lesson: never enthuse.
Once I had calmed down enough to deep dive into the docs, my concerns grew. What I thought at first were the actual development records were actually an earlier, more comprehensive version of the promotional material they had previously given me.
And while it was great that this earlier sketch revealed that Slate the Rabbit’ssweatshirt just says “Math” …