Technologist Voters' Guide

from the do-we-need-it? dept

Declan McCullough’s latest opinion piece suggests that techies take a page from various lobbying organizations and set up a voter’s guide for technology issues, so that people who are really interested in certain issues can have a better sense of who to vote for. His argument is that such a guide would make politicians think twice before introducing ridiculous legislation. Of course, this might not be as easy as it sounds. Not all techies agree on a lot of these political issues – and in some situations compelling cases can be made that very different positions will do more to benefit technology. Also, it’s not clear how many people consider technology issues big enough to vote entirely based on them. While other “hot button” issues can certainly make voters pick their candidate, I’m not sure how large the population of voters who vote entirely based on technology issues is.

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