July 29, 2008

Geek Identity Politics

What do you know, this worked. Big. It turns out that geeks are becoming their own political constituency, with their own language, symbols and code. Literally, a code. C++ or Java or something. Speak geek and even small-time Kansas leg districts can see tons of money.

What would it mean for our politics if geeks become a powerful constituency of their own, like gun owners or environmentalists? What do they want, besides XKCD style appeals? What laws do they want passed? Where do they want money to be spent?

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