This is tech. We’re new, we’re disruptive. Many of us like Occupy Wall Street. We like their distributed approach. We like their use of technology. But even those of us who don’t, we’re not part of crony capitalism. Until we IPO for a billion bucks, we’re not into being on the inside. We don’t have lobbyists and we’re not looking for unfair advantages. Mr. Bloomberg, just because we’re an “industry” doesn’t mean we want you to protect us from the scary protesters who might muck things up for our inside game. You’re not doing us any favors down there, and while you’re doing it, could you perhaps try and not pretend we’re all buddies? It’s embarrassing us.
In my ample free time, I started writing a column for The Observer about tech and/or New York tech and/or advertising and maybe if they let me some other things. I’m gonna keep it informational and theoretical and analytical, it’s not gonna be gossipy and it’s not gonna trade on startup secrets, I promise.
I’ve only done this sparingly in the past, for trade publications in advertising, so, um, let me know what you think. I am sorta new to this.