Last week Larry Magid wrote about Terri Schiavo from an unfamiliar perch on the editorial page. Today Magid writes about the deceased pontiff's ways with technology--the internet, cell phone text messaging, as well as His Holiness' favorite Fender Stratocaster (joke). Magid even published the pope's vatican email address (no joke).
Magid writes well and knowledgeably about such things. However, coming so soon after death, his column seems off--as if pressured by the force of breaking news. Interestingly, the article mentions that the church is searching for a Patron Saint for the internet and computers. Is it possible that Magid was making a case for the position?