Obama: iPad, Xbox Turn Information Into A 'Distraction'
On Sunday, President Obama made this statement in his address to the graduates of Hampton University. Interestingly, The majority of those responding to the survey question on the site, agree with the President. Actually, so do I.
I feel rather confident this comment will create quite a reaction among techie educators. I can't wait!
"You're coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don't always rank that high on the truth meter," he told the students. "And 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. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it's putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.""