Technology in the House of Deputies?

I’ve been pushing to suspend one of the Rules of Order in the House of Deputies. It seems that all communication with electronic devices is forbidden when the House is in session, according to Rule 67. I don’t have enough time right now to go into all the reasons why I think the House, and the whole Church, will be strengthened by this change, but I did want to reassure everyone about one thing.

For people who cannot imagine the House of Deputies functioning with some Deputies accessing WiFi or texting, it will not be as disruptive as the technology shown in this photo. I assure everyone who does not choose to partake, that your ballpoint pen will continue to operate as normal.

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Image from the delightful and fascinating Shorpy.

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