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Jacob Weisberg Doesn`t Get The Internet
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August 28, 2010, 03:59 PM
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I was surprised to read this from Jacob Weisberg`s Twitter account:
Chron of HIgher Ed piece explains Tony Judt and his views. Too long to read online, well worth printing out. http://bit.ly/8l5PRT
This isn`t about politics. Poor Tony Judt, who passed away recently after a struggle with Lou Gehrig`s Disease, was all wrong about social democracy, and Jacob Weisberg is wrong about many issues, but what I don`t understand is why the "Chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, a unit of the Washington Post Co. devoted to developing Web-based publications," who has been with Slate, an online magazine, since 1996, thinks an article of less than 5000 words is too long to read on your computer, and should be printed out on 12 pieces of 8 1/2 by 11 paper. It`s like something out of Dilbert.

Here`s Weisberg on NPR, struggling with the idea of reading on an electronic device. He claimed in Slate that he`s trying the Kindle 2, but he`s still printing out paper articles.