More Geeks for Obama

Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Books head honcho) explains why he supports Obama:

...The final argument for the presidency of Barack Obama is the enormous competence he has shown in running his campaign. He has demonstrated unprecedented ability to motivate people, to gather support for his vision and his programs, and to surround himself with people who can execute on that vision. For the past two years, he's managed what you could easily think of as the fastest growing and best-funded startup in America, and as CEO of that startup, he's come through with flying colors.

If Barack Obama were a company, I'd say he was ready for the IPO. And I for one intend to buy shares on November 4. I hope you will too.
A funny aside: MFP is a major computer geek and pretty much a genius in every way (and he supports Obama too!). One day, he was driving a co-worker home and, in the process, explaining some networking thing to him while I was in the backseat of the car. At one point in the explanation, MFP's co-worker called him a "freakin' O'Reilly book!". I was watching the exchange in the rear-view mirror, and suddenly, MFP's face looked terribly sad--like a wounded puppy. It was no more than a few seconds, but it was a drastic change of expression. Eventually he relaxed and said, " mean O'Reilly Books...not a Bill O'Reilly book!". Apparently, MFP was horrified that his co-worker might be thinking of him as an egotistical and condescending windbag. Not so.

Joss Whedon briefly mentions that he supports Obama:
5) Obama. Seriously. I know this isn’t a political forum, but this isn’t a political issue. This is an issue of making Rob Kutner’s book not come true.
A not terribly funny aside: Joss Whedon was Some of Nothing's inaugural Sexy Brain award winner. Well-deserved because he's completely made of awesome. Nonetheless, award season is upon us once again, and a different style of geek brain is catching our eye this year. Stay tuned...

Nothing New byslag at 2:48 PM

1 dispense karmic justice! (or just comment here):

Gye Greene said...

Good stuff on the 4-Tower. :) (Also, amusing.)


magic word: "nicrious" - sounds like a medical, or chemistry, term - e.g. "nicrious thalimide"

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