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Is Obama A Mac And Clinton A PC?

Publication Date: 
February 04, 2008
Source: 
The New York Times
Author: 
Noam Cohen

Professor Lawrence Lessig is commenting in The New York Times on the two current presidential candidates Clinton and Obama and whether all their differences can be summed up in terms of PC or MAC usage:

Lawrence Lessig, a Stanford law professor who is supporting Mr. Obama, said there was “not a big difference on paper” between the two Democrats. Both tend to favor the users of the Internet over those who “own the pipes.” He is impressed by Mr. Obama’s proposal to “make all public government data available to everybody to use as they wish.”

In the long run, however, Mr. Lessig believes that it is the ability to motivate the electorate that matters, not simple matters of style. And he’s a Mac user from way back.