Was reading this article on businessweek. A groupof tech execs are lobbying for more innovation-friendly initiatives in government and public services. No doubt those are rational, socially-beneficial sugestions, but i have a feeling that see the government as their next big customer too.
In any case, the point i wanted to make was that I am waiting for a tech-savvy engineer, probably from the Valley and from the Internet boom generation take reins of American government. That will really ensure the trickling down of technology innovation over the past few years into every facet of the public domain. Lawyers are predominantly over-represented in the main chambers of power, why not engineers and geeks from the Valley in the Presidential Elections 2 decades later?