Am I too old-fashioned? While Kindles are wonderful, the idea of using a digital copy of the constitution, or the Bible, to swear anything, just doesn’t seem respectful in some ways. This is a major-moment, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime ceremony. Would the ambassador have come to it in torn jeans and a dirty T shirt? Would she have driven to Vegas and gotten sworn in by an Elvis impersonator?
In one way it’s cool that the ambassador is tech savvy enough to realize that ebooks are the way of the future, but some traditions, in my lil’ ole opinion, shouldn’t be lost. I’d like to know that her oath is more solid than the momentary digital impression of words on a Kindle. What do you think?