One of my favorite tech policy blogs, the Technology Liberation Front, has inexplicably decided to surrender any claim to be taken remotely seriously. The anti-science mujahadeen at the Discovery Institute, in a classic (for them) play, had opened a tech policy shop with the rather transparent goal of lending their crackpot ideology some sort of legitimacy by association. For reasons utterly opaque to me, someone at TLF has decided to become complicit in this crude scam—a move that both will and should cause the intelligent layperson, who necessarily has to take significant portions of technical arguments on trust, to utterly discount their opinions. My condolences to the other fine and intelligent writers there, who deserved better.
August 27th, 2006 · 8 Comments
Tags: Tech and Tech Policy