Archive for September 4th, 2008


Technology, History, Politics

September 4, 2008

Last Friday Mills over at edwired ran a nice post that blends technology, politics, history, and personal narrative wherein, among other things he asks: 

These days, the pressure to be able to hit “send” first is so great that the new deadline is five seconds ago, not before the press has to start running or before the 11:00 newscast. What does this immediacy do to the quality of reporting? What does it mean for the way the public interacts with that information? Does the first take become the take? These are all questions historians of politics will be asking themselves in the coming decades.