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Thomas Friedman: Robot, Human, or Coca Cola Salesman?

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Hamilton Nolan on Tom Friedman's gigantic overuse of the word 'hyperconnectivity' (and seriously, Friedman has gone so far overboard with the word one wonders whether 'hyperconnectivity' is the new name of a Coke drink he's being paid to promote):

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, a mustachioed humanoid robot with a limited vocabulary, was programmed by his creators to do whatever it takes to get his simple, cartoonish message across, even if that means repeating that message over and over and over without end in the nation's premier news outlet until all of us bow down and accept it, just to get him to stop saying it.

Here's a brief rundown of his love affair from Hamilton's article (there are many, many more): 

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