From back here, I took issue with blaming the poor computers:
So that would be the "technological error" of a human being doing something unspeakably fucking stupid, and the computer doing exactly what it had been told to do but, what the hell, let's blame the technology, shall we? It's just easier that way.
Luckily, given time, the truth will eventually out:
In a statement released this afternoon (which can be read in full below) a committee spokesperson clarified that the error was, in fact, human. For those of you interested in the nitty gritty, the "nonpartisan, clerical employee" of the committee who was tasked with sending the email out to the list screwed up by assuming that checking "private" in Microsoft Outlook's Distribution List function meant that recipient names would be hidden. Alas, not so.
Good. And maybe this represents the beginning of a pattern -- not blaming the technology when it's a "PEBKAC" issue.
P.S. Deciphering "PEBKAC" is left as an exercise for the reader.