While we’re waiting

Back in early July, we heard that the McCain tech policy (eight months behind the Obama tech policy) was going to be released in… July. It’s August, it’s humid, and no policy. We can predict to some extent what the in-process policy will say. The bottom line: Sen. Obama sees the promise of technology. He understands that technology policy should be closely tied to this country’s economic policy, because technology may provide answers — solutions — for our sagging standing in the world. Sen. McCain, from all we can tell,…

Exciting, huge project: unlearning passivity

Take a look at 10Questions. This is a huge project to inject interactivity into the Presidential election here in the U.S. The problem 10Questions is trying to solve: Presidential debates are frustrating. The candidates are busy trying to put across soundbites. The questions are either too narrow or too broad. Voters are stuck praying for a moment of clarity that will guide them. The time simultaneously crawls by and flies by – too much time spent debating too little/too random. How 10Questions will (attempt to) solve the problem: Anyone can…