"It is pretty obvious from listening to the mainstream media
that the talking heads don't understand technology, the Internet,
and the freewheeling culture that comes with it. More importantly,
they fail to understand the principle that "a big enough
quantitative change eventually leads to a qualitative change," as
one philosopher put it."
"But above all, the mainstream media do not understand
technology people. They confuse technology management with
technology workers in a way that differs from other industries. For
example, when did a news article about technology issues --
imported high-tech replacement workers, recruitment of high-tech
employees, an Internet sales tax -- ever interview rank-and-file
engineers or programmers?"
"Instead, the media will typically talk to a consultant, or more
often a corporate spokesperson, a spinmeister. The media continues
to promote the ideas, the values, and the agendas of corporations
and their front-men. They do not speak for the average techie."
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