[SIGCIS-Members] Email "inventor" claimant to run for U.S. Senate -- alternative facts about technology and democracy collide

Andrew Meade McGee amm5ae at virginia.edu
Sat Feb 25 09:22:23 PST 2017


Of course! How could I forget Lautenberg! He was ADP's first salesman, if I
recall.

Thank you for this reminder, Paul. I've been thinking so much lately about
the connections between high tech and the 70s/80s "Atari Democrats" I
forgot that Lautenberg is an excellent example of an older school, New
Deal-style politician with strong links to the technology sector. Some
great avenues to explore there.

Thanks,
Andrew

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Andrew Meade McGee
Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
PO Box 400180 - Nau Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 11:45 AM, Ceruzzi, Paul <CeruzziP at si.edu> wrote:

> And of course there was the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, co-founder of
> ADP.
>
> Paul Ceruzzi
> ceruzzip at si.edu
> 202-633-2414
>
>
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> From: Members [mailto:members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org] On Behalf Of
> McMillan, William W
> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:34 AM
> To: Andrew Meade McGee <amm5ae at virginia.edu>; members at sigcis.org
> Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Email "inventor" claimant to run for U.S.
> Senate -- alternative facts about technology and democracy collide
>
> The governor of Michigan is Rick Snyder, formerly the CEO and Chairman of
> Gateway Inc., a maker of personal computers and other electronic products
> (Gateway was acquired by Acer).
>
> The governorship is Snyder's first elective position.
>
> He also chaired Ann Arbor SPARK, a tech-heavy economic development
> organization
>
> Though Snyder refers to himself as "one tough nerd," I think it's fair to
> say that he's not a technical person (other than in law and accounting).
> He's more a business leader and investment expert, so maybe not the kind of
> example you're looking for, Andrew.
>
> - Bill
>
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> Meade McGee [amm5ae at virginia.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:41 AM
> To: members at sigcis.org
> Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Email "inventor" claimant to run for U.S.
> Senate -- alternative facts about technology and democracy collide
>
> As a follow up to Ayyadurai's candidacy  -- have there been any previous
> instances of people who identify with the software industry running for
> major political office in the United states or internationally?
>
> --Andrew
>
> -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Andrew Meade McGee
> Corcoran Department of History University of Virginia PO Box 400180 - Nau
> Hall Charlottesville, VA 22904
>
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Andrew Meade McGee <amm5ae at virginia.edu
> <mailto:amm5ae at virginia.edu>> wrote:
> Continuing with the ongoing saga of V. A. Shiva and his claims regarding
> the invention of e-mail, that gentleman has just announced his candidacy
> for the United States Senate.
>
> https://twitter.com/va_shiva/status/835420061993218048
>
> As several SIGCIS contributors noted earlier this month, this nicely
> parallels the upcoming SHOT themes of technology and democracy. "Alternate
> facts" about the history of technology will play a major public element of
> this campaign next year.
>
> --Andrew
>
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