One phrase I kept hearing in the reporting was (I paraphrase and may have the number wrong)
The FBI removed 15 boxes of documents
Documents? Like--- on paper?
a) Are the documents also online someplace? Perhaps they intentionally are not so that they can't be hacked.
b) Is having top secret documents only on paper safer than having them in electronic form? Normally I would think so. Donald Trump having them is a very unusual case.
c) Having to store all of those documents on paper would seem to have storage problems. I can imagine someone with NO bad purposes making copies and taking them home since they are tired of only being about to read them in a special room.
d) A problem with having them ONLY on paper is that if an accident happens and they get destroyed there is no backup. Or is there? Are there copies somewhere? That leads to twice the storage problems.
e) There is a tradeoff of security and convenience. Is having the documents only on paper is an extreme point on the tradeoff, but it may be the right one. It may depend on how important it is to keep the documents secret.
f) I've heard (apocryphal?) stories about some top secret document also available in public though quite legal sources (e.g., a physics journal that discusses nuclear stuff). Does the government make to much classified? If so then the problem arises of people not taking the classification seriously and getting careless. I doubt that is what happened here.
g) The question I am most curious about is why did he take them? For most of his other actions his motivations are clear (e.g., he is pushing STOP THE STEAL since he wants to be president). But for this one its not clear. Unfortunately, I doubt we'll ever find out. Maybe the answer is in some documents either on paper or electronic.