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The Atlantic: Conservatives Might Be Left Out of Next Tech Wave Due to Dislike of Cities
NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 06/17/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

I have a question for Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic. Were you watching AMC's Halt and Catch Fire last Sunday? I have to ask because your humble correspondent has the suspicion that you watched and took note of the spaced out  character of Cameron Howe, a genius computer programmer who enjoys playing video games and having her ears perpetually plugged in to a Walkman playing loud Hard Rock music. On Sunday's episode, Cameron was walking around downtown Dallas while spending the money from her first tech company paycheck when she met some homeless drug addicts in an alley. So with her "urban sensibility" she then rents them a hotel room where they all party down and they show their appreciation by giving Cameron a really ugly amateur tattoo on her arm.

It is with this in mind that I suspect that Ms. Madrigal, trying to dream up a magazine storyline, conceived the the idea that most computer programmers have the same tastes as Cameron Howe and prefer city living in contrast to those "yahoo" conservatives who would rather live in more quiet areas. The result was the appearance of a stunningly ridiculous Atlantic article, Why Conservatives Might Be Left Out of the Next Wave of Tech:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: theatlantic
Actually I saw something even more disturbing in the last episode of Halt and Catch Fire.
1 posted on 06/17/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

We don’t like to live in rabbit warrens.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 7:57:38 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: PJ-Comix

I has ta crank the handle on mah computer real fast iffin I wants ta git me some high speed broad band interwebs.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 8:01:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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Why Conservatives Might Be Left Out of the Next Wave of Tech
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3168767/posts


4 posted on 06/17/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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gee, I'm suprised she didn't end up gang raped, robbed and then set on fire...cause you know all homeless people are just noble out of luck magical individuals that just need one "lucky" break.

pathetic, dillusional fantasy of the noble savage. Try taking a group of homeless to a hotel and party with them...tell me how that works out.

5 posted on 06/17/2014 8:08:14 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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Ha! If anything, the lessening need to be physically co-located with your peers will drive a lot of this work out of the liberal-infested urban areas.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 8:09:33 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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Maybe it’s because conservatives loath living in a cesspool of Leftist moral filth. Look at the decay in America’s loser cities, living off the taxes extorted by the federal government from better places to live.

Another reason conservatives avoid cities is that they will be destroyed, as cities have been throughout history. Blow up power plants, bridges and major highways, and the cities are finished. Modern cities are overly reliant on technology for such basics as drinking water and so are more vulnerable than ever.,


7 posted on 06/17/2014 8:09:54 AM PDT by txrefugee
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And Madrigal never heard of suburbs which are an easy commute from central cities?

Suburbs are what liberals mock - until they grow up and move there.

8 posted on 06/17/2014 8:13:13 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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Yea that why we invented telecommute..because we like living in a congested city and going in to an office to work in windowless “cuba”
9 posted on 06/17/2014 8:22:11 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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We don’t like to live in rabbit warrens.


Yep. And neither did John Galt.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 8:24:10 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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funny every IT person I know identify with the movie “Office Space”


11 posted on 06/17/2014 8:25:45 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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Curious what you saw .. because I saw something after only a few minutes into the first episode; was this the latest attack against the computer companies in America ..??

Couldn’t even get through the entire first show .. decided I didn’t want to watch it.

The other supposedly “successful” series has been an attack upon our CONGRESS. While the current Congress leaves a lot to be desired, I believe the main character is the “Speaker of the House” .. which I suspect is a direct attack against Boehner.

Don’t watch that either.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 8:29:21 AM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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funny every IT person I know identify with the movie “Office Space”


Yes we do. Every one in any IT office I’ve ever worked in can quote that movie.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 8:29:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Dick Vomer
gee, I'm suprised she didn't end up gang raped, robbed and then set on fire...cause you know all homeless people are just noble out of luck magical individuals that just need one "lucky" break.

Yeah, I had to laugh at that. One of the most LAUGHABLE and ridiculous plot line premises ever. Also note this supposedly took place in 1983 when the danger of dirty needles was already well known so she is going to voluntarily get tattooed by a drug addict? How many times was that needle used before she was tattooed with it?

14 posted on 06/17/2014 8:29:43 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: CyberAnt
Couldn’t even get through the entire first show .. decided I didn’t want to watch it.

You were lucky because you missed a scene worse than partying with drug addicts. It was so bad I had to put my hand in front of my eyes to avoid seeing more.

15 posted on 06/17/2014 8:32:06 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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The next tech wave will be “caught” by people who are where they want to be, not where they have to be. Might be a city, might not.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 8:32:06 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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Who would want to live in a city, especially a large one, when the economy falls? There would be no way to escape then, and the ravaging of anybody and everybody’s property by thugs and hoodlums would be terrifying. I lived in NYC for 6 years. It was a great time to be there, and I was young and going to school. No place to raise a family, and the day-to-day street mischief was enough to daily remind me that it was not a place to settle. Three times I forgot and carried a purse. All three times I was mugged. No, thanks!


17 posted on 06/17/2014 8:35:11 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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So, what was the scene I fortunately missed ..??

You can use private mail if you need to.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 8:35:46 AM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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With the price of food skyrocketing I guess the techies in the cities can always create themselves a hologram so they can see the food us hicks in the sticks are eating.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 8:46:55 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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So, what was the scene I fortunately missed ..??

Probably talking about the tedious gay kissing scene.
20 posted on 06/17/2014 8:49:23 AM PDT by Colinsky
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Just the opposite is true.

With the proliferation of broadband and telecommuting, people are going to be working, shopping and getting educated online, which means you don’t need the city. You can live anywhere, even the great north woods if you wanted to.

I have two jobs, both remote, doing most of my shopping online, and don’t have to leave the house unless I want to eat out.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT by MNnice
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I wasn’t raised in a city, and have no desire to live in one again-I’m not an ant or a bee. Satellite internet isn’t the ultimate, but it works-I can get bids done, etc. Going Galt is the only future for me...


22 posted on 06/17/2014 8:57:02 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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Going Galt is the only future for me...

...Presuming they let us continue to have Internet and cellphone connections. (Battery-backup HAM stations will be more valuable in such a fix.)
23 posted on 06/17/2014 9:27:17 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: PJ-Comix

Yep I saw that too. I could not change the channel fast enough. I will not be watching any more of this trash.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 10:06:11 AM PDT by scramjet (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.)
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To: Dick Vomer

A while ago someone on this forum posted an article about some young lib journalist who decided it would be an excellent idea to move with his wife and young children to a big city in the downtown area. One of things the idiot noticed was a very high violent crime rate in his neighborhood. But gee whiz, it was just too much to get out of the area and miss out on all the wonderful ethnic restaurants in the immediate area. This is how dumb libs are. Having the opportunity to eat ethnic food overrode the risk of his family members being assaulted.


25 posted on 06/17/2014 6:23:37 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Colinsky

Actually, I think I changed the channel just at the right time.

I’ve been waiting for this activity to show up .. sadly, the writing has been on the wall for some time.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 10:30:53 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: cuban leaf

yep..ive been in computers/telcom/networking for 30+years..I use to work at ATT and we had a “TPS” report we ran even day..


27 posted on 06/18/2014 10:25:51 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: tophat9000

and any stupit meeting is a meeting with “The Bob’s”


28 posted on 06/18/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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