The Salt Lake Tribune publishes a tip for aspiring politicians from Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R): "I don't do e-mail because I think you can always be set up for an unfortunate incident if you spill your soul."
Instead of sending e-mail, Huntsman pens notecards. The article notes "the quaint practice of writing on notecards also apparently allows the governor to sidestep the state's open-records law. Requests to see some of his handwritten notes have been thwarted."
Now, translate that from the political to the business world via Sarbanes-Oxley - you think C level staff aren't looking for similar ways to thwart that? Sometimes, the desire to "see everything" actually results in seeing less. I'm not sure where the right balance point is, but I'm thinking that we may have drifted away from it.