McCain and technology revisited


If energy is issue number one for me, technology – information technology, research, science, engineering and so forth – is tied for number two. With health care, and education and poverty…

I’ve been providing any assessment I find of the candidates’ grasp of technology and their plans for America’s technological infrastructure, so here comes another from HuffPo’s Art Brodsky:

But as bad as it is that McCain isn’t familiar with, and doesn’t use, a computer for even little things, that’s just a symptom of something far more serious. Use of a computer and the Internet is one thing. A whole different level of awareness are the elements and philosophy that go into making an economic and technological policy that govern how everybody else uses computers and the Internet. Unfortunately, his broad policy history isn’t simply one of being oblivious. It would be actively harmful to our economy and our standing in the world because it would chill competition and innovation at least as much, if not more, than the misguided policies we have now.

Check out the rest of the post for his breakdown of McCain’s tech policy and a comparison with Barack Obama.

At this point, I’ll just be happy with a president who doesn’t put “the” in front of “Google” or an “s” and the end of “the internet.”

Yes, my standards are pretty low.


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