I’ve already had two calls from reporters today asking about the impact of cellphones, blogging, wikis, etc. on the shooting and the events surrounding it. After supplying the real answer, which elicits a “yeah but” from the reporter, I supply what I imagine are the usual answers for someone in my position, with whatever critical spin is possible. My real answer goes something like this:
The most important technology to consider in assessing what happened yesterday was the gun. Everything else pales in comparison.