Silicon Washington
The Tech Lobby Gets Serious
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  • rheddles

    Sounds good but in the end all non wartime government corporate associations lead to decreased competition and decreased innovation. Washington may want SV to innovate, but they can’t make it happen.

  • lukelea

    Off topic, but why is WRM not covering the crisis in Ukraine? Also, it is a mistake not to show a comments button under each article; forcing a click through is a waste of the reader’s time. Hate to say it, but Walter’s blog is deteriorating in quality. Maybe he’s gotten bored with it or is running out of fresh things to say? I will miss him.

    • Andrew Allison

      I don’t know how much of the user interface is under the control of TAI, but I agree that the link to replies should be more accessible.
      I also regretfully agree that the content ain’t what it used to be. Based on the magisterial essay on the Ukrainian situation posted by WRM this morning, my guess is that more and more of the regular content is being produced by the kids, er interns.

  • AllanDale

    Silicon Valley is a creation and continuing client of the postwar national security state, otherwise known as the permanent-war economy. The proof is in the pudding, and the consumer pudding has come from private corporations like Sony and Asustek located in Asia for decades while the lazy schmoozers in Palo Alto and environs continue to bill Uncle Sucker for work on orbiting death-stars and such. Google is merely another overhyped application of trivial technology (see Facebook) that quickly converted the Internet into an extension of Madison Avenue and promises to bring the WWW to the intellectual equivalent of network television.

    • Andrew Allison

      The microcomputer was also a TI invention.

  • Andrew Allison

    All it reflects is recognition that we have the best government money can buy.

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