A bit long (1:20), somewhat esoteric, but pretty interesting for a listen (not a watch…wish this was in podcast form.) Former FCC chairs Reed Hundt and Michael Powell take the Obama and McCain case respectively to discuss broadband, Net Neutrality, and communications technology. Highly partisan, but some compelling back and forth about where all of this is headed and, more importantly, where it could be headed under either administration.
Oh, and yeah, education is mentioned here and there. Sigh. (Update: Powell has an interesting answer about parenting and filtering at 1:12.)
There is another post brewing here along the “walk the talk” lines that wants to answer how much do either of these guys really use technology in their own practice, and along those lines, do they understand the potentials and pitfalls for education. If their campaigns are any indication, at least, I don’t think there’s any doubt who has the greater potential to engage in that narrow conversation.
So what are the salient questions for us to wrap our brains around in terms of this election?
(Full disclosure: I’m a Obama supporter and have contributed to his campaign.