Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Typists and Twitterers

One thing that struck me about the vivid descriptions of the Reagan traveling White House, were the vast material necessities needed to operate basic administrative tasks. Where once a communications office needed a variety of typing equipment, faxes, phone lines, and institutional connections, Sarah Palin need simply log onto Facebook or Twitter to mobilize millions of supporters. As ND rightly points out, these very real technological factors have radically changed the see-saw or otherwise power structure into a much more fractured system.

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