Most politicians, and especially Ministers, have no clue about teh Internets. An article from The Guardian explains why, at least in relation to former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
As prime minister, Tony Blair was shielded from the bewildering speed of technological change. Everything was done for him. So in 10 years he never learned how to send a text message. Finally he did. [Alastair] Campbell [Blair’s director of communications] reported: “I have had two from him. The first was the single word ‘are’. The second read: ‘this is amazing you can do words and everything’.”
Thanks to Memex 1.1 for the pointer.