EDITOR: After hearing how extensive a reach the National Security Agency has in gathering our personal information via computer and phone calls, I can't understand why there hasn't been an uproar by those in the high-tech industry safeguarding their future technology patents.

All political parties should be concerned that their agendas could fall in the hands of rival parties during campaigns. The potential exists for another Watergate. History repeats itself when we don't learn from the past.

STEPHEN ELKINS

<i>Windsor</i>