Friday 23 January 2009

Brave new world.

If I were in charge of The White House's website, one of the things I would do would be to start a project to get transcriptions of all the past presidents' speeches up there. A lot of work, but, I think, worth it.

Obama, apparently the most Net-savvy president ever, appears to be taking the opposite approach:'s archives seem to have been purged of Dubya's speeches. For example, Google has this speech in its cache and says that the original should be at, but that link is now being redirected to Searching using's own search engine, it really does look as if Bush's speeches have been not just moved but wiped.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I really don't think this bodes well.

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