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Internet als Thema der Politik

In der Süddeutschen Zeitung vom 6. Juli 09 kommentiert Andrian Kreye den Aufruf der Politik zum “Kampf gegen die Online-Sucht”. Sehr lesenswert. Sein Fazit:

In einem Land aber, in dem die Politik das Internet mit Begriffen wie Sucht, Pornographie und Verbrechen besetzt, wird es schwer sein, das Internet in Schulen zu bringen und dort eine Generation [...]

Now, Sarah’s Folly – NYTimes.com

Maureen Dowd’s scathing comment on Palin’s announcement to quit as governor of Alaska “Now, Sarah’s Folly” can be summed up in that delicate little statement: “Caribou Barbie is one nutty puppy.”

That’s it, in a nutshell.

Also worth a look:
CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviews Sarah Palin’s spokeswoman.

Chuckle of the day

Liked that:

No one doubts that Mr Obama can walk on water. (Washington was frozen over this week.)

Found it there:
Barack Obama’s start | High hopes, horrendous workload | The Economist

P.S.: Record-breaking: Took more time choosing the categories than writing the post ;)

Retake the oath? – Dust yourself off …

When the most powerful man on the planet takes office and by doing so becomes just that (most powerful), how could it not draw all sorts of commentary from all sides. I’ll restrict myself to what one can learn from the pages of the Language Log.
There is an interesting discussion on the flub Obama, or [...]

John Updike on Obama

In a conversation with NYT Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus, John Updike uses an intriguing neologism to describe Obama’s social skills. Updike thinks that the president-elect displays a certain “reaching-outness” (approx. 3:50 in the following video). – How would you spell it, with or without the hyphen? Or put another hyphen in front of “ness”?

The [...]