One small step for the county. One very small step: According to this Times-Standard article Humboldt County is providing one (soon to be three) terminals that allow access to public documents. But it’s a strange service.  This is laudable in that is does provide a search function so you don’t have to plow through piles of paper copy. But I don’t get it. Three terminals in the courthouse? And, according to the article: “There is a 15-minute time limit for viewing, available from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.” Uh, why can’t they put this same data on the web where it would be accessible from anywhere 24 hours/day? It’s like the County just went from 1950 to 1990. Why not go all the way to 2009?