Open mouth and jam both feet in it
Translation: he cant control it and that nags at himBARACK Obama has declared war on technology and has singled out Apples iPods and iPads for criticism.
The President - who is addicted to checking his Blackberry and whose election was credited in part to his skillful use of modern media, from smartphones to Twitter to Flickr - told graduates at Hampton University in Virginia that high-tech gadgets and apps were straining American democracy, the New York Post reported.
If you dont know what it is or how to work it, then you're a bigger idiot than I'd considered you to be."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," he said.
As opposed to the massive tax hikes and nationalisation of companies? Telling CEO's of private organisations to step down?Mr Obama described the most popular offerings of companies like Apple, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo as distractions that were putting unnecessary pressure on the country.
Like the ones that accuse you of foreign fundraising?That expose your lies and connections to some very corrupt individuals?He also lamented the spread of social media and blogs, through which "some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction".
Wait till November...then you'll REALLY feel some pressure..."All of this is not only putting new pressures on you," he said. "It is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy."
Especially educating you on the word "humility" followed by "abject defeat" and the phrase "being thrown out of office on your ass". Start packing, Barry..."We can't stop these changes," he said, "but we can adapt to them. And education is what can allow us to do so. It can fortify you, as it did earlier generations, to meet the tests of your own time."