Donald Trump is technology's befuddled (but dangerous) grandfather - 2016-12-30
Technology? Bah humbug: "I think we ought to get on with our lives," said Donald Trump on Wednesday, summing up his take on the complex problem of apparently Russian phishing attacks on multiple Democratic party groups during the 2016 election.
As the White House's current resident prepared to impose sanctions on Russia for hacking, Trump said: "I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on."
It's not the first time the president-elect has been stumped by the digital world, like a technophobe who unwrapped a computer-operated nuclear arsenal on Christmas morning. And the trouble isn't that nobody knows exactly what's going on in the "age of computer" – it's that technology poses some of the most complex problems in human history to the incoming administration. And its leader is a man who refers to "the cyber" and seems more concerned about the weight of the hacker, or possibly the bed – his syntax is mysterious – than about who broke into the Democratic National Committee.