Raw notes from technology roundtable with former Presidential candidate Mark Warner in San Francisco on November 17, 2006

When I have a moment, I’ll upload the lo-qual cellphone pictures I snapped and embed them here. Maybe I’ll even get around to cleaning up these raw notes into something coherent or even listing who all was there. For now, all I have time to do is dump the notes I t9’d into my “smartphone” and gmailed to myself:
>warner:
>tech change cuts through everything
>
>fundamentalist fear of sweeping change… how to prepare people for the inevitable change?
>
>beyond tech industry policy issues
>
>how to help people get their voices heard
>
>most politicians lesson from Dean is fundraising, meetup, and something vague about blogs
>
>danah:
>media, always a generation gap
>
>natural to kids, unnatural to parents
>
>adina:
>industry issues more about incumbancy vs innovations
>
>warner:
>i fought the incumbents on the telecom issues
>
>i think we need a national policy re broadband and need to protect innovator’s ip
>
>??:
>a creative commons model plus individual choice
>
>adina?:
>principles going back to the founders
>
>anil:
>tech industry is politically incompetent
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>we look to politicians for leadership
>
>tech change not inevitable
>
>warner:
>i would argue america got seduced by the tech bubble
>
>but it’s happening now… evangelism is called for
>
>jon:
>and education
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>danah:
>we are behind in mobile because of carrier lock down
>
>politics needs to get beyond money
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>me:
>how to get politics beyond money???
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>warner:
>tech = economic promise but the issue got elevated beyond national leadership
>
>mary:
>i disagree
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>craig:
>i strongly disagree
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>mary:
>1890s railroads bubble (analogy), then carnegie
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>was approached by a candidate in 2004 but not interested in campaigns… unless it’s taken straight into governance… but they were scared
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>craig:
>acceleration… viet nam 8 yrs, iraq 3 yrs
>in the next 3 wks i’m scared of a gulf of tonkin
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>i believe just get the bad guys out of the way…
>
>kaliya:
>overarching theme is freedom
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>anil, wagner james:
>techies exhibit real unseriousness about terrorism and predators
>
>wj:
>partisanship
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>space race target analogy
>
>cultural not political the 30s
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>danah:
>parks analogy
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>me:
>freedom opportunity national greatness

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