There's something astounding about the notion that, for the better part of a century, our nation's highest criminal and intelligence organization operated entirely on a human sneakernet. At the time, there was no other way of doing it. But it makes you wonder how many typos, mis-filed papers, human errors, oversights, and other mistakes got lost in the cracks.

Computers might not make those types of mistakes any less likely, but at least it won't involve as much rummaging around in musty old drawers. [FBI, h/t Philip Bump]


Top Image: Al Capone's fingerprint sheet, via FBI.