When we were talking about whether or not convocation attendees should be able to have their computers with them, the point was brought up that many of those people are likely doing something else and not paying attention at all to the speaker or the performance in front of them. Apparently that point transfers over to the US Congress, because a number of congressmen were glued to their cell phones and wireless devices Twittering like mad last night during Obama’s address to Congress. It was mentioned on The Colbert Report tonight (check this post tomorrow, I’ll link the segment when the show gets put online), in a Guardian blog and in various other places (The Sydney Morning Herald equates them to “bored schoolchildren,” ouch).
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