You might have caught this piece ersatz political news – “’Tech Leaders’ Stand Against Trump.” Here’s the original “Letter” that spawned a bunch these so-called news stories.
It was, like so much political campaign news, really more of a primitive mating dance rather than a real event. What happens is someone from a Democratic campaign (this supposedly resembles some of the stuff hacked from the Clinton campaign) calls one or more of the media toadies and, voila!, a piece of “news” runs in newspapers and on TV news shows.
In this “news,” these “Tech Leaders” think that a Trump presidency will slow “innovation” down.
Somehow, I don’t think The Donald will slow innovation down. Seems to me he’d likely get more ahead of it, especially by trimming strangling regulation.
Hillary just wants to make “innovation” a creature of the government and several of these “Tech Leaders” simply want to clamp their lips on the government funding teat.
These “Tech Leaders” seem to think that “innovation” emanates from “diversity” rather than from intelligence and hard work. Actually, they know the truth which is why this whole thing is a disgusting charade.
Hey “Tech” guys (and gals), didn’t so much of this innovation (that made several of you insanely wealthy) happen while America was a backward bigoted, racist, sexist, etc. country?
So I take note of these abusers of their positions. Note to corporate heads, I will no longer be considering, buying or using your services.
If you looked at this list, you might be scratching your head because you might not have heard of a lot of these “Tech Leaders” or their companies. It should be noted that many of them are the heads of small, fly-by-night companies created simply to get acquired by a larger company and pay off early money investors (several of which are also on this list) and start-up executives. The acquiring company often ends up writing off the acquisition, hosing its own shareholders.
Oh, and some of that money finds its way into the coffers of the Democratic Party.
As for others on the “Trump will stop innovation” list – Vint Cerf, Barry Diller, Irwin Jacobs, Paul Jacobs, William Kennard, Pierre Omidyar, Jimmy Wales and Steve Wozniak should know better.
I don’t know about you but I really don’t consider Jesse Jackson (along with a handful of other political hacks on the list) to be a “Tech Leader.”
Vinod Khosla and several others on this list have long been wealthy Dem tech hucksters (think Al Gore).
So, these allegedly sharp “Tech Leaders,” support the technophobe candidate who can’t secure her own email or is confused about her smartphone and other tech devices. Interesting.
Most of the comments seem to be hostile to these puffed-up courtiers but some are supportive. Amazingly, most of those supportive tend to be of the same type, an illustration of the classic libtard trait of “moral signaling.” Hence most sound like, “I consider it an honor to include myself with this stellar group of technology thought leaders on whatever it is they are saying negative about people we don’t like.”