Unexpected Late Night News: Osama Bin Laden Dead

I was surprised this evening when preparing to watch the late-night local CBS news to see a developing special report from the White House.

After learning from CBS that it was likely that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by US military forces, I switched to CNN for President Obama’s address. The President began by saying, “Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.” You can read the full transcript of the speech here: Osama Bin Laden Dead | The White House.

Already, Facebook and Twitter are aflame with responses with widely divergent takes from congratulation to condemnation.

Now that this event has transpired, I wonder what tomorrow holds for the world?

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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