We’re Really Puzzled (Video)

Self-proclaimed Smartest Guy in America, Newt Gingrich decided to release a video today proving just how hip he is.

To call this a “cell phone” or a “handheld computer” fails to capture the change that has taken place. It is a change in kind, not just a change in scale, and just as drivers of the earliest cars called them “horseless carriages”, our language has not caught up.

So having failed for several days to come up with an adequate term for the device we call a “cell phone,” we want to open the discussion up to you. Let us know in the comments what you think we should name it, and we’ll feature the best ones in a future newsletter.

Is this jackass for real? He can’t think of a word to describe his phone, which is very smart? There is a word for it, genius, it’s called a SMARTPHONE — and this crazy newfangled word was coined just a few days ago, in 1997. Maybe someone should tune into one of those crazy Mainstream Media shows once in a while…

We’re Really Puzzled – YouTube.

One Comment

  1. “This new thing…” The one he has in his hand, iPhone, was first introduced almost 6 years ago. This is frightening.