Does the next president have to be tech-savvy?

Sep 06, 2008 By Bridget Carey

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promises to appoint the nation's first chief technology officer if elected.



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Prosper
not rated yet Sep 06, 2008
With out question, the President must be aware of new technical developments,perhaps in a manner he/she recieves a daily intelligence briefing. The President needs a pool of independent parties to be called on to elaborate any specific area where technology plays a role in our security and industrial competitiveness. I pray the next President does not come close to the loathing the current President has demonstrated for science, let alone the scientific method.
Amy_Steri
not rated yet Sep 06, 2008
"Praying" is the problem.
eko
not rated yet Sep 08, 2008
Amy:"Praying" is the problem.

I agree completely, lets just pray our problems away. It bothers me that in order to appease as many as possible, the presidential candidate must show that he too has an imaginary friend that listens to him. I wish my magical sky daddy would talk back to me.

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