Technology & Politics

This weekend I have been following a "debate" on Twitter (read more about it here). It’s between representatives of the Obama and McCain campaigns.  Bottom line it’s terrible.  Instead of a standard debate which gets reduced to 10 second sound bites, this gets reduced even more to 140 character text strings.

This got me to thinking that it would be interesting to see the candidates actually debate technology policy issues where the moderators of the debate are leading technologists.  That would be interesting.

But then, if this interview of the candidates by Yahoo is true, I think this is unlikely to happen…