Indiana Bans Typing on Keyboards it Doesn’t Like*

In today’s news…

Local swimmer finds sunken relic, asks New York State Court Reporters Association for identification expertise.

Donald Trump indicted in New York, says the grand jury stenographer got the transcript “bigly wrong.”

Asked to comment on corporate fraud in court reporting, President Joe Biden stated “protecting the Iranian people in their fight against Russia is our highest priority” while fist bumping Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Global warming scientists: The heat coming off stenographers’ fingers may be to blame.

San Francisco City Council unanimously proclaims is an arm of Russian state media.

St. Petersburg Choir attempts to recruit stenographic singer Joshua Edwards

Shortage or PsyOp? Stenographers say “we’re here!” Shortage proponents say “no, they aren’t!”

Governor DeSantis signed a bill requiring Disney to staff at least one stenographer for every 1000 guests.

*None of this is true, or at least has a bunch of partial truths woven in with a bunch of jokes meant to entertain the stenographic audience of this blog. Indiana actually did not go through with its stenography ban as revealed by NCRA this week. This is part of a series of posts called Stenonymous Satire Weekends.

Guess Who Was In Indiana Earlier This Year…

There’s been quite a bit of speculation as to who or what might be behind the proposed ban of stenography from Indiana courts. One reader provided a hunch. As it turns out, Steve Townsend’s TheRecordXchange was down in Marion County Courts making friends.

TheRecordXchange posts about a partnership with Marion County courts just prior to the revelation that there was a proposed ban on stenography in Indiana courts.

Now, I should note there’s no real direct proof that Townsend or TheRecordXchange were the driving force behind the ban proposal. But it’s a neat coincidence that they’re making inroads there right around the time such a rule change was proposed.

Maybe our problem is we’re not hungry enough. We sat on our superiority and rode it as far as we could ride it. These folks have been systematically making friends and pushing on our territory for years. I admire the sheer determination and business sense. I weep for us if we can’t get our act together and push back. Our collective resources are leagues ahead of anyone else. We should be able to do it. Apathy’s the only thing holding us back.

But will it much longer?