It’s Friday, which makes it a totally appropriate time for a former house speaker’s first byline to appear on the digital pages of Mashable.
Newt Gingrich test drives the Apple Watch. And there’s a video.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 19, 2015
Mashable games editor Chelsea Stark forshadowed this moment in a May 7 piece that began, “Newt Gingrich should be writing tech reviews.” And here we are, a month and some days later.
The TL;DR version of his review is that the watch is “not as seamless as you’d think but it’s a big step toward the future.”
And here’s Twitter’s reaction:
— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) June 19, 2015
Is this weird twitter https://t.co/obc5ePgxZs
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) June 19, 2015
TV pitch: NEWT GINGRICH, HIGH-TECH PROCTOLOGIST pic.twitter.com/VxZANDDmVw
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 19, 2015
As for the review itself, people kinda liked it.
— Slate (@Slate) June 19, 2015
Newt Gingrich – Speaker of the House turned tech reporter – and a good one at that … https://t.co/CmngiJ7rG0
— Betsy Fischer Martin (@BFischerMartin) June 19, 2015
Do gadget columnists get embarrassed by how easily a novice like Newt Gingrich can do what they do? http://t.co/0RZMujUBLJ
— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) June 19, 2015