Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Could any of us live without the internet?

Could any of us live without the internet? ... President Obama thinks we could!

"And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStations -- none of which I know how to work -- (laughter) -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy."
..........Remarks President Obama at Hampton University Commencement

Sure, we could all do with a little technology "downtime, however these remarks are censorship, disguised as caring for the masses. A sort of "kill the messenger" type attitude. "Internet good" when it likes me, "Internet bad" when it says mean things about me, or even tells the truth.

Remember when the newly sworn-in President Obama started out his term without the device he calls his favorite, the Blackberry. He was so addicted to this device it had to be customized, for security reasons so he could continue to use it during his term. This is a device so addicting it has been dubbed the Crackberry. I remember this philosophy when I was a kid, "do as I say, "not as I do."

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