Breathing a dangerous sigh of relief

Breathing a dangerous sigh of relief
There’s a breeze in the air today, the collective sighs of all those who’ve feared the Internet was going to sweep away their jobs and their empires. I’m talking about Modernist institutional types who’ve been in denial, as disruptive technologies have eaten away at the foundation of their businesses. They’ve been waiting for a day like this to point to and say, “Aha! I told you so!” So it is with the 3rd place showing of Howard Dean in the Iowa caucuses last night.

It is a dangerous mistake to misinterpret what happened in Iowa as a failure of the Internet, and even more dangerous to come away with the assumption that the status quo is safe. It is not.

Elections are always about candidates, not the tools they use.

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