Thanks to RockDem for the invite to post on the blog!
This video has been making the rounds today, in which a handful of prez candidates are asked the PC vs. Mac question, as well as about their favorite movies of last year. Some of the answers are kind of funny, and all the candidates come off pretty well. But most interestingly, John McCain acknowledges that he doesn’t know how to use a computer. His wife does whatever he needs done for him.
It brings up an interesting question; in 2008, is computer use and understanding the internet part of the basic set of knowledge we expect from people in positions of prominent public leadership? We expect high school students to graduate with these skills. Any student entering the workforce or college without them would be at a significant disadvantage. The net is past being a fad; can you really understand the modern world without this kind of knowledge?
What do you think?