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Obama Signs a Euro-iPad (Hey, It's Almost Thanksgiving!)

Here is a funny video sent to us of President Barack Obama, while at the Lisbon summit this past week, signing an Apple iPad using a touchscreen software program.

“I’ve done this once before,” he said, as he signed the tablet like a pro. And, indeed, Obama had put his John Hancock on one in Seattle just a month ago.

Despite all the unrealized hope for some more progress in the digital arena by his administration, I guess he is the Internet President.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald