Daily Archives: July 3, 2008

My Fourth of July Present to you: the geeky Congresswoman

Get in a patriotic mood by listening to our conversation with Zoe Lofgren, the world’s geekiest politician (she’s a Congresswoman from Silicon Valley). This is part of our trip to Washington DC.

“We’re boring,” she said, when I noted that Andrew Feinberg chastized me and other tech bloggers for not going to Washington DC more often (Andrew runs the Capitol Valley blog and setup these interviews for me).

After that bit of joking around we got into broadband policy, network neutrality, immigration policy, R&D incentives, and she tells us what geeks should pay attention to in the political world of Washington DC.

Enjoy, and enjoy the Fourth of July with your families. For those of you who aren’t Americans, see ya on Saturday.

Some notable things she said: “it’s ridiculous,” she said, that we’re increasing our prosecution of nannies and decreasing our prosecution of organized crime.

She advocated for a chief technology officer and decried that there are still lots of pieces of the government that are still working on paper.

Regarding advertising, she admitted that the technology is moving faster than Congress can move.

Thank you to Seagate, producers of great storage devices, for sponsoring this show, which makes it possible for us to bring stuff like this to you.

The most hated man in productivity

…is Tim Ferriss, author of the 4-Hour Workweek. and he’ll be on WorkFastTV this morning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (in about 30 minutes from the time I’m posting this post — come watch live and talk to us in our live chat room). If you’re a book author you’ll want to visit the after-show party on my Kyte.tv channel because we’ll get Tim to give us tips on how to get to be a New York Times Bestselling author.

If you miss the show, we’ll have the recording up by Monday.