The Digital Divide Between McCain And Obama…

There was a great NPR story the other day on the digital divide between McCain and ObamaMcCain has his RAZR phone, no Blackberry/smartphone, does not get onto the Internet, and does not send email – Obama on the other hand has multiple phones, is connected with his Blackberry, and has over a million friends on Facebook.  Does how a candidate embraces new technology provide insight into how they will deal with new situations, new generations, or new opportunities?  Or is this gadget geek reading too much into things?

1 Response to “The Digital Divide Between McCain And Obama…”

  1. 1 Steve M. August 15, 2008 at 11:56 am

    NY Times: McCain, the Analog Candidate

    “…whether the computing habits of the presumptive Republican nominee should have any bearing at all on his fitness to be commander in chief.”

    “Computers have become something of a cultural marker — in politics and in the real world. Proficiency with them suggests a basic familiarity with the day-to-day experience of most Americans…”

    “[computer literacy] brings with it an implicit understanding of how the country lives, and where it might be heading…[and an] appreciation for how technology affects lives.”

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