This weekend, Obama told the graduates of Virginia’s Hampton University:
“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,” Obama said.
In contrast, the previous president was more than willing to use his iPod on camera:
Meanwhile, in other news of the rapidly diminishing coolness of the current occupant of the White House, Matt Welch writes, “Obama: College Experimentation Is Great, Keep That Mind Open, and Now if You’ll Excuse Me, I’m Going to Continue Presiding Over Our Militarized War on Personal Drug Consumption.”
(H/T for Bush iPod video, Gregg Hanke.)
Update: “PS Hey there, Mr. Supergenius President Sir? My four-year-old can work an iPod. Just sayin’.”