Off Topic: Why People, Not Technology, Matter

I know this is a technology blog rather than a political or personal blog, but two things are weighing on my mind. First off is Obama’s speech last night. Regardless of your political leanings, his call for people to come together and take action for the greater good was inspiring. The second is Hurricane Gustav. These two events have the potential to reinforce the power that individual people have.

For as long as I’ve been paying attention, our politicians have asked little of us as citizens. After 9-11 we were told to go out and shop. During the 90s we were given welfare reform but there was no call for Americans to get out there and fight poverty. There has been no attempt to get people involved in solving real problems. Read More about Off Topic: Why People, Not Technology, Matter