President Barack Obama and Jon Stewart. One of the pair is the most influential man in the world, and the other hopes to sway young Americans to show up at the polls and vote Democrat on November 2 with a TV appearance tonight.
The most influential of the pair is not the President of the United States, but Comedy Central star Stewart, according to an online survey cited by the Wall Street Journal: “In a poll conducted by AskMen.com, ‘The Daily Show’ host took the number one spot, 20 slots ahead of President Barack Obama.”
The comedian-turned-pseudo-anchorman-turned political activist also beat out Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Kanye West in the poll, as the guy most responsible for shaping 2010.
The iPad is a fox.
In his book about Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Sir Isaiah Berlin famously quoted a fragment of Archilochus who distinguishes between fox and hedgehog: “The fox knows many little things. The hedgehog knows one big thing.” The former (like Tolstoy) were cunning whereas the latter (Dostoevsky) were utterly effective. Both had their merits, as long as the fox was cunning enough and the hedgehog prickly enough.
The iPad doesn’t do a lot of things, and it only does them one at a time, but it is certainly foxy rather than hedgehoggy. And it’s the reason that Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook) and Sony (Sony Digital Reader) are worried that T.S. Eliot was right and that April (iPad launch month) is indeed “the cruellest month.”
What has this to do with women and Jews?
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