from the technology-begging dept
A short little article that sums up a lot of what many people in the tech industry have been thinking recently: some people in the tech world (mostly the ones who thought they were brilliant when they were just lucky) are now looking especially awful in their displays of asking for handouts to save their own industry. The two examples given are computer makers asking for tax free computer sales, and the horrible “Take Back the Net” initiative that most people (thankfully) ignored. The awful part is that people outside the industry automatically assume that everyone inside the industry supports these ridiculous moves. They’re making us all look bad, and someone should tell them to sit down and shut up.