Friday, May 8, 2009

Black Alabama? Where's the GOP Outrage?

This is just too funny:

NY Times: If the Kindle, which not only displays the news but also speaks it with a computerized voice, is ever to be the savior of print media, it needs to bone up on its pronunciation.

In particular, the voice of the Kindle mispronounces two important words that show up often in the pages of newspapers: “Barack” (the device rhymes it with “black”) and “Obama” (sounds like “Alabama”).

Oh my god! Anyone for a Second Amendment/Confederate flag protest in front of the capital?

When asked about the error in pronouncing the president’s name, Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of, said, with his trademark laugh, “that’s unfortunate.”

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