Monday, September 22, 2008

McCain and the Internet

McCain has famously admitted he does not use a computer, and some of his backers have suggested this is because his hands are damaged from his 5.5 yrs in captivity. And perhaps they are right -- I don't really know.

So why has that kept him from exploring and understanding the Internet and Web, the most important technological innovation of the last 300 years? Many people are, unfortunately, in his position, paralyzed or without complete motor control. They've adapted to the Internet by learning about voice recognition and other such technologies.

So why didn't McCain?

That's the kind of intellectual curiosity I'd like to see in my President. He's had 20 years to figure this out. And now he dares to brag about his technological prowess, because 40 years ago he flew jet fighters....

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