Read the full post for a snapshot of yet another dimension of cyber-polarization. I think President Obama got it right; the vast majority of time I see people dedicating to their iPods, iPads, and game consoles is indeed much more about information as entertainment than other e-words, e.g., empowerment and emancipation, as Obama asserted, as well as education and enlightenment.
Are techies more zealous than gun owners? By the looks of their reaction to President Obama's remarks on "iPods and iPads," maybe so. Many will recall the NRA-fueled firestorm over Obama's comments on small-town Americans clinging to their guns. A corresponding outrage is now brewing in technology circles after the president criticized the sacred cow of tech: shiny gadgets.