Tuesday, June 24, 2008

John McCain can't use a computer

It appears that John McCain doesn't know how to use a computer (or at least doesn't use one).

Should the US President know how to use a computer?

Well, there have been at least 40 US Presidents who haven't been able to use a computer. So the answer has got to be "no". They have enough staff to avoid it.

But in 2009, one would expect the US President to be fairly computer literate. I would expect the US public to expect their President to at least be able to tap out the odd email and Google something.

As Taegan Goddard observes:

The admission that McCain doesn't use a computer is startling. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush took a beating for not knowing the price of milk as the country slipped into a recession. It's hard to imagine anyone in 2008 electing a president who doesn't know much about a fundamental building block of the modern economy.

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