Governator Gushes About Tech

By Tim Moran  |  Posted 2009-03-26 Print this article Print

Bad ideas in computer history, bad television in real life, and the Governator.

Schwarzenegger Pumped About IT

According to its Web site, California was the first state to be “the official partner of CeBIT, the world’s largest trade fair for digital business solutions and information and communications technology.” Held last month in Hanover, Germany, the tech get-together attracted some 400,000 visitors, including none other than the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In his remarks to the CeBIT crowd, he harkened back to his early muscleman days: “CeBIT is all about pumping up your business and finding new customers and pumping up the economy, finding new customers around the world, because in today’s economy, the world is the marketplace.”

All that pumping makes a guy thirsty, of course. The governor went on to tell the crowd:

“Not even in my dreams would I have ever thought that sometime I would come back to Germany as a governor of California. ... I’m looking forward to the German beer in Germany. Thank you, Germany. ... I’ll be back. Hasta la vista, baby.” You can take the bodybuilder out of Hollywood, but ...

Tim Moran is a freelance writer for Baseline magazine.

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