On The Sad Interface Between Politicians and Technology

This video of Newt Gingrich trying to be philosophical about smart phones is going around currently.  I think Newt is attempting to draw a parallel between modern technological advances and those in the past, but the way in which he does it, combined with the fact that he is decidedly late to the "how cool are smart phones?!?" party makes the resulting video play a lot more like Rip Van Winkle waking up. http://youtu.be/jmKVRVX4q-k