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'John McCain invented the Blackberry'

A fabulous little story posted to Comcast explains how one misguided adviser (exactly who is he advising?) for Republican presidential nominee John McCain claims that the dear senator helped create RIM's popular tap-tapping device, you know, in like, a really indirect way:At least that's the contention of a top McCain policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

A fabulous little story posted to Comcast explains how one misguided adviser (exactly who is he advising?) for Republican presidential nominee John McCain claims that the dear senator helped create RIM's popular tap-tapping device, you know, in like, a really indirect way:

At least that's the contention of a top McCain policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Waving his BlackBerry personal digital assistant and citing McCain's work as a senator, he told reporters Tuesday, "You're looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create."

A McCain aide later dismissed the remark as "a boneheaded joke by a staffer."

McCain has acknowledged that he doesn't know how to use a computer and can't send e-mail, one of the BlackBerry's prime functions.

Well, not much to add here, except that if I'm Al Gore, I want my money back. (Craig Newmark, of Craigslist fame, wants his back, too.)

In case you're really wondering where the presidential candidates stand on the issues, here's a quick primer at Ars Technica, a more in-detail analysis by Michael Arrington at TechCrunch and a categorical view at PC Magazine.)

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