People are naturally afraid of change. Doing it "the old way" is safe. It requires no thought, but is not what's best for society. Technology is continously changing our world every day, like it or not.
A similar situation is going on in NY where companies that form LLCs must pay like $1,000 to publish the formation notice in newspapers. Many of the LLCs are small business owners who would like less expsenive alternatives such as the Internet. I bet more people can be reached using the Internet than using newspapers. There is a site called http://www.legal-notice.org that is doing something interesting. They are publishing all LLC notices for free online. While the current law still requires publication in newspapers, it's great to see how easy the "new world" will be as soon as the law catches up with technology. Why not replace expensive newspaper requirements with "designated" publication sites like this one approved by the government?