Get Off the Stage! You Kindle Idiot.

I'm watching the replay of the first JavaOne General Session, and see this Kindle guy joining Rich Green on the stage, taking out his black and white book reader, demonstrating how stupidly easy it is to buy books online. After showing several Java books, quite carelessly, or at least it seems so, he shows another book, with the sketch of this man, of whom he speaks out the name on the stage:

Dalai Lama.

OK, so this guy hijacks a technical conference for 2 seconds because of his political bias and passionate love for a monk. He must be quite proud of living in a modern world and knows what the trend or fashion is these days.
Comments:

Chill out, the man is universally revered (the Dalai Lama not the kindle geezer) except in China. Each of us can look into our own countries past and shudder with revulsion and shame at things that have been done. Right now China's regime is still brutally repressive and you can question that or you can say "no the killing of students wanting democracy, the torture of human rights activists, the brutal oppression of religious minorities - all this is something that makes me proud of China". Your choice. BTW I have spent time in both China and Tibet and have a little awareness of the issues.

Do you really want your children to have no true freedom of speech, religon and even family planning? Try blogging very critically of your government for a week - it won't be tolerated.

Posted by Me on May 07, 2008 at 01:45 PM CST #

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