Friday, November 7, 2008

Obama Class of '79

With the election of Barack Obama, Punahou HS '79, I got to wondering what was on the web about Barack and his old high school class.  Back in my college days, there was this guy in the dorms who seemed to wear a "PUNAHOU" shirt everyday.  So I knew about this elite Hawaii high school way back in 1980.  Anyway, one of "Barry's" classmates posted a page of their yearbook on the web in January 2007.  She made some cute comments and thought that would be the end of it.  Sadly, people misinterpreted her intentions and in this highly volatile and hostile political atmosphere, a lot of folks slammed her and she had to cut off the comments. 

My opinion is that the mere fact that some publications, such as high school yearbooks, happened to be published before the internet existed does not mean that they should not be converted to this new medium.    

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