Something to think about in the voting booth: Who “gets” tech?
It turns out, not many members of Congress do — and it’s becoming a problem.
“I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger recently told visiting tech experts at the U.S. Capitol.
Take it from the Washington Post: “When a new member of Congress is coming in to set up an office, they’ll say, ‘OK, I need a scheduler, I need a chief of staff,’ ” said former congressman Rush Holt, who now leads the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “Nobody says, ‘Oh, I need a science adviser.’ It just doesn’t enter their minds.”