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Republicans Are Wooing the Wired - The New York Times
« on: February 09, 2014, 12:24 »
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Republicans Are Wooing the Wired - The New York Times
By MATT RICHTEL and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE    FEB. 8, 2014
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At an after-hours hacking event at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash., Aaron Ginn approached an engineer whose face was buried in a laptop.

Like more than a few techies, Mr. Ginn could pass for a skateboarder or a member of a boy band: As he circulated, he wore a red Reebok cap, its bill tilted high over his short dark hair, a silver and black cross around his neck and a green T-shirt printed with “Lincoln Labs.” That’s the name of the talent-scouting group he founded last year with two friends. But unlike others in this game, Mr. Ginn was in search of a rare technology-industry breed: Republicans.
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Re: Republicans Are Wooing the Wired - The New York Times
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 07:16 »
Huh... Doesn't come as too much of a shock that Silicon Valley has so many closet Republicans, but I imagine it's more for their fiscal views, like Mr. Ginn here.

I'd say more, but I'm sure I'll offend someone. I will note that they're going to need more than 30 talented engineers if they want to take on the already up-to-tech Democrats.
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Re: Republicans Are Wooing the Wired - The New York Times
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 18:26 »
Huh... Doesn't come as too much of a shock that Silicon Valley has so many closet Republicans, but I imagine it's more for their fiscal views, like Mr. Ginn here.

I'd say more, but I'm sure I'll offend someone. I will note that they're going to need more than 30 talented engineers if they want to take on the already up-to-tech Democrats.

Yeah, I didn't mean to provoke a political discussion for sure. It just all seems a bit smarmy.
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