Comments on: John McCain invented the BlackBerry http://www.lessig.org/2008/09/john-mccain-invented-the-black/ Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Bart Mitchell http://www.lessig.org/2008/09/john-mccain-invented-the-black/#comment-4154 Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:06:14 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/09/john_mccain_invented_the_black.html#comment-4154 He didnt invent blackberries, but he was born before plant life evolved berries.

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By: Seth Finkelstein http://www.lessig.org/2008/09/john-mccain-invented-the-black/#comment-4153 Wed, 17 Sep 2008 04:42:51 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/09/john_mccain_invented_the_black.html#comment-4153 Regarding the Al Gore smear, see my page:

Al Gore “invented the Internet” – resources

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By: William Goodman http://www.lessig.org/2008/09/john-mccain-invented-the-black/#comment-4152 Wed, 17 Sep 2008 01:43:26 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/09/john_mccain_invented_the_black.html#comment-4152 Didn’t McCain also create the raspberry?

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By: Another Kevin http://www.lessig.org/2008/09/john-mccain-invented-the-black/#comment-4151 Wed, 17 Sep 2008 00:13:30 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/09/john_mccain_invented_the_black.html#comment-4151 Al Gore didn’t invent the Internet, his opponent did. That’s why all the sites start with Dubya, Dubya, Dubya!

sorry, couldn’t resist the pun

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By: bartkid http://www.lessig.org/2008/09/john-mccain-invented-the-black/#comment-4150 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 23:32:11 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/09/john_mccain_invented_the_black.html#comment-4150 Heh.
The vandalism and retification of wikipedia’s Blackberry entry mildly amused me.
Disclamer: I did neither. I just smirked to see the page sed John McCain invented the Blackberry and then to see the page revert back so quickly. Talk about internet time.

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By: bartkid http://www.lessig.org/2008/09/john-mccain-invented-the-black/#comment-4149 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 23:19:11 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/09/john_mccain_invented_the_black.html#comment-4149 I did NOT realize John McCain worked at Research in Motion or, allegedly, NTP, Inc.
Hmpt.

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2008/09/john-mccain-invented-the-black/#comment-4148 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 22:10:42 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/09/john_mccain_invented_the_black.html#comment-4148 And this is “new” politics or the same questionable Bush twist of Al Gore’s words, twisted even more???

From CBS news:
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/16/politics/horserace/entry4452193.shtml

The Obama campaign has already seized on the comment. It sent the Politico report around to reporters this morning with the only this editorial comment: “um, what?”

UPDATE: Asked about the comment today, senior McCain aide Matt McDonald said the Republican nominee “laughed” when he heard what Holtz-Eakin had said.

“He would not claim to be the inventor of anything, much less the BlackBerry,” said McDonald. “This was obviously a boneheaded joke by a staffer.”

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