The Kindle is great for a curated reading experience but a real pain if you’re one of those crazy people who wants to read your own documents or interact with readers and authors. For more of my beef, see Three Problems with the New Kindle.
Barack Obama is far more than the first black president; he is the first Internet president. Certainly, integrating the White House is the more historic accomplishment, but Obama’s remarkable innovations in campaigning may have a longer-term impact. From this moment forward, ambitious candidates around the world will be trying to copy the successful, Web-based code of Obama’s breakthrough campaign for change.
I am currently a PhD candidate in African American studies and Government at Harvard. Previously, I helped launch BlackPlanet.com and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School. I can be reached at owasow -at- gmail dot com.