Congress needs to get its nerd on

When Google’s Sundar Pichai becomes the latest Silicon Valley boss to testify before Congress — the state funeral for former President George H. W. Bush bumped his scheduled appearance to probably next week — a wide array of issues will be discussed, from corporate power to political bias. And almost certainly there will be several cringe-worthy comments from tech-challenged politicians. Recall Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Washington visit in April and the inability of his congressional questioners to grasp the basics of the company’s business model. All in all, then, perhaps not much progress since the late Sen. Ted Stevens infamously described the internet as a “series of tubes.” And the… Read More

Continue Reading