You know, regardless of credentials and experience and direction of the country and all the nonsense we get caught up with when voting, in this information age shouldn’t using the internet be important?? Shouldn’t using a computer and understanding how they fit into contemporary life be important.? Shouldn’t things like net neutrality, etc. be important for our next president?
It’s understandable that John McCain wouldn’t use a computer, but when he admitted he didn’t know how to use one, well, shit.? That’s just confounding.? My grandma uses a computer regularly to check email, surf the internet, play scrabble, etc.
How unusual is it for a 71-year-old American to be unplugged?
That depends how you look at the statistics. Only 35 percent of Americans over age 65 are online, according to data from April and May compiled by the Pew Internet Project at the Pew Research Center.
But when you account for factors like race, wealth and education, the picture changes dramatically. “About three-quarters of white, college-educated men age over 65 use the Internet,” says Susannah Fox, director of the project.
“John McCain is an outlier when you compare him to his peers,” Fox says. “On one hand, a U.S. senator has access to information sources and staff assistance that most people do not. On the other, the Internet has become such a go-to resource that it’s a curiosity to hear that someone doesn’t rely on it the way most Americans do.”
But the best part, and I’m not making this up, comes a bit further down in the article.? “”He’s fully capable of browsing the Internet and checking Web sites,” Brooke Buchanan, McCain’s spokewoman said. “He has a Mac and uses it several times a week. He’s working on becoming more familiar with the Internet.”
Ah, let’s get him a cookie and some milk and pat him on the head before putting him down for a nap.? You’re so cute, yes you are.? Yes you are.? You can check websites!
Actually, that’s about all I use the internet for.? Well, that and porn and stealing music so you know.? We have that in common.