When you listen to members of Congress talk about the Internet and matters of technology, it can make your grandmother with the flashing “12:00” on her VCR sound like Steve Jobs.
It’s not an act.
This tweet last evening from Rep. Paul Ryan about a fellow Wisconsin congressman reveals that…
Just had a meeting with Rep. Sensenbrenner. He was typing a letter. This is how he does it. Seriously. pic.twitter.com/pBgUyjg221
— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) April 9, 2014
I believe that, if you look closely, he’s using carbon paper.
Rep. Sensenbrenner, for the record, serves on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
This, of course, was a hanging slider in Twitter’s wheelhouse:
— Kelly Pranghofer (@kellypranghofer) April 9, 2014
@PRyan Was his hammer & chisel on the fritz? I hope you didn't hide his slide rule. That would just be mean.
— Jack (@SkipTerrio) April 9, 2014
@PRyan Wouldn't it be nice to go back, good old days. American values, McCarthism, segregated schools. The good old days.
— Calgary Cruz (@CalgaryCruz) April 9, 2014
Simmer down, people, our best and brightest have struggled with this rapidly expanding technology for centuries.