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Obama: Exploit but not innovate technology
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2008
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From what I have seen of Obama and the political machine around him, he will exploit existing technology if it can be used to his advantage (and he did so much better than his geriatric opponent, which isn't saying a lot), but I have never seen anything innovative or new from him. He glued together a few social networks and web sites to make donating easier, but that's hardly developing new technology.

Obama is currently being hyped as the "Internet president" and someone who will heavily drive new technology, but I sure don't see any sign of this. I don't see him on the cutting edge of innovation, or even that interested in new technology. He may be interested in how he can exploit existing technology for his own benefit, but that's all I've seen so far. People are talking like there will be a technology resurgence in education, research and development, and industry -- but I don't see any sign than this is on Obama's radar. He will let his subordinates exploit any technology that's available, but I don't see him putting his own money into developing new, innovative technologies, and I don't see him doing that with taxpayer money either.

I could be proven wrong! We'll see.

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