Obama tells a commencement ceremony (whatever that is) in Virginia that teh digital is eebil.
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 at Hampton University in southeastern Virginia.He was also thoughtful enough to blame me personally.
Obama also lamented the spread of social media and blogs, through which "some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction."Right.
"All of this is not only putting new pressures on you," Obama said. "It is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy."
Manufacturing has fled the country in order to make a buck (forgetting that if the consumers don't have jobs, the buck won't actually ever be made), the government far outspends its income and prosecutes two wars that it can't afford (while killing vast numbers of furriners (who probably Don't Count) as well as Americans) and generally builds up enormous reserves of resentment against America, and education is reduced to a few quick info dumps designed to produce compliant drones.
But the real problem is iPads and Bloggers.
Story from Fox News. Yeah, I know. But still.