The bizarrest thing is that their very cluelessness means they can't take in any feedback, or actually acknowledge that that have no mastery of anything digital. Let's face it, the best techs don't go into government service. I know. I've worked with government techs. Shudder.
Well said. It's absolutely, horribly correct. All Empires pretend to be beneficial, bringing peace and prosperity to their conquered territories. I think novel came out in 1948, penned by a Mr. Orwell.
This relationship is quite confusing, but it's really simple compared to the inter-relations of the all the telecommunications companies across the globe. A large poster was created in the late '90s that makes this web look very, very straightforward. Unfortunately, my Google-fu is not sufficient for the task of recovering this mythical image.