john-oliver

This recent Daily Show peice with John Oliver sums up my feelings about the inauguration of Obama pretty well. It appears that the president is indeed following through with some of his promises. I believe ‘cautiously optimistic’ is an appropriate phrase.

Update: Politifact has created a really nice list of 500 promises made by Obama. They will be updating the status of each of his promises (no action, in the works, stalled, promise kept, compromise or promise broken) during the course of his presidency.

Douglas Rushkoff, one of my heroes and media ecologist has a short recording of one of his recent speaches at the Personal Democracy Forum.

The ideas he presents are a taste from his upcoming book “Life Incorporated”.

Download his Opening Invocation from New York, June 24, 2008.