GeekPAC Needs To Change Strategies
from the go-beat-up-a-Senator dept
An interesting opinion piece suggesting that the newly overhyped “GeekPAC” plan to turn a crew of geeks into lobbying experts is doomed to failure the way it’s currently set up. As has been detailed elsewhere, the geeks are trying to raise money to send some techies to go educate politicians and maybe make small donations to various campaigns. This column suggests such tactics may feel good, but will accomplish very little. Instead, the geeks need to pick a fight. If they show that they’re ready and willing to spend money to beat up on some politician who doesn’t agree with them, other politicians will take notice – and may think twice before sponsoring the next Disney-backed anti-consumer legislation.