Archive from August, 2008
Aug 20, 2008 - politics, technology    No Comments

Net Neuter-ality

In the emotional whirlwind which is our current political campaign cycle, there are many issues that wax and wane with the tide of public opinion.  “Net neutrality” has been on the waning side (haven’t heard much about it recently) and, because of that, I’ve not paid much attention.

Lawrence Lessig, on the other hand, has been watching and he’s summed up his perspective on John McCain’s technology policy brilliantly in this video.

Isn’t it curious how the Republicans always serve up geriatric candidates with archaic stances on evolution, while Democrats serve up youthful alternatives interested in changing the world?  Now, before you go off whining about one party or the other, I’m not loyal to either of them as I think both have faults.  Yes, both parties are generational, both have good basic principals.  The problem is neither follow them, though that’s as much the fault of the populace as anything else.

But, I digress.  Check out Lessig’s video and draw your own conclusions.  As for me:

John McCain:  EPIC FAIL

Barack Obama:  Verdict still out