Monday, May 10, 2010

Gee, I Wonder if He's Read Life at the Frontier

In a commencement address at Hampton University, President Obama bemoaned how some of today's technological and media innovations can be a distraction to citizens (and maybe a pain for political leaders).
"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said.

He bemoaned the fact that "some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction," in the clamor of certain blogs and talk radio outlets.

"All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy."

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