McCain's Entrepreneurial "Supporters"

I was going to let former FCC Chairman Michael Powell’s response to my critique of John McCain’s technology policies speak for itself. But I just discovered that he got some information wrong. Powell didn’t challenge my central argument — that McCain sees no need for the President to address issues like Internet openness, broadband deployment, online privacy, and transparent government. On technology, the contrast between the two candidates isn’t a ...

Response from Michael Powell on McCain's tech plan

Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell sent me this response to my criticism of John McCain’s technology policies. Something is wrong with the comments function on this blog (I’m working on it), so I’m posting it directly. Oh Kevin, I like you too.  Your usual intellectual honesty, however, seems to have gone missing in this post.  I guess that is what political swooning can do—blind the infatuated to the facts. John ...

Note to John McCain: Technology Matters

One would think that, in 2008, the significance of the Internet and information technology would be universally acknowledged. That makes the recent news from the Presidential campaign a bit shocking. After ignoring technology issues for the past year, John McCain is poised to announce his great insight: tech policy isn’t worthy of attention from the President of the United States. This is what I draw from the announcement that former ...