Re "State courts must enter the electronic age" (Editorials, Feb. 1): Court reporters are the electronic age. Official reporters incur the cost of expensive equipment to provide what is undeniably the most accurate record to date. This allows for a written transcript to be provided efficiently and, most importantly, accurately.
Electronic recording still needs to be reduced back to the written word. Without official reporters, this is accomplished by unregulated personnel at the expense of accuracy. What your editorial fails to address is that numerous courts are returning to the use of court reporters after attempting the use of electronic recording for this as well as many other reasons.
-- Carrie A. Dall, Manteca