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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Samuel F.B. Morse
Certain assertions in Randolph J. May's piece on the new FCC nominee may be a bit premature ("A historian for the FCC," Commentary, May 10). Specifically, Mr. May has relegated Samuel F.B. Morse's venerable Morse Code to the history books. The fact is, Morse code is still in wide use throughout the world.
Tom Wheeler, President Obama's nominee to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has lots of experience in the communications policy arena.
The metaphor is an easy one, overused and perhaps even a bit overwrought. We are forging forward into a digital frontier, leaving convention behind, traveling without guides into an uncharted virtual land where progress and profits are forever around the next bend.
When most people talk about leading American cultural figures living in Paris, it is the expatriates who lived there during the 1920s who most often come to mind. However, these expatriates were following the example set in the 19th century by an array of artists, writers and thinkers.
The rapid-fire events of the past two weeks, first in Tunisia, then in Egypt, next in — where? — give some indication of the need to stay in touch via technology.