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Comment: Re:In otherwards (Score 1) 664

by internerdj (#46144919) Attached to: Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
Look at the Tennesee Valley Authority. It isn't a model that would work with every government service and the poverty of the region isn't a model of all poverty. However, it is a successful government project that took taxpayer seed money, is operating off of payment for services to taxpayers while still being part of the big bad federal bureaucracy, and lifted a huge group out of rampant poverty.

Comment: Re:The big problem with his map? (Score 1) 213

by internerdj (#45906187) Attached to: David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem
Here is the thing. My personal experience is that they are targeting articles based on the political slant they have assigned to my personal profile. I get that the slant sells but since yahoo seems to have a system that can deliver slant both ways in an semi-intelligent manner, I don't understand why they would alienate roughly half of their US audience. It isn't like liberal leaning Americans are too good for it, Huffington Post is probably the second most popular news source I see represented in my social network and it is overwhelmingly my liberal friend's online favorite news source and definitely has a frequent liberal slant.

Comment: Re:The big problem with his map? (Score 1) 213

by internerdj (#45899651) Attached to: David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem
I definitely notice the similarities to political boundaries although I didn't notice the coloration. I have a problem with the business case for them choosing to be similar to Fox News. I can tell from personal experience they have been experimenting with user targeted slant with their news articles. If they can slant based on what they think they know about me then why in the world would they only do conservatism?

Comment: Re:I'm both. (Score 1) 213

by internerdj (#45898877) Attached to: David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem
I'm probably pretty similar. However, as a counterpoint, because you are a gearhead then you probably have the background to come up to speed quicker than what he called normal. You say you aren't a car guy but I bet in a couple sentences that you could pretty well get regenerative braking where their target normal audience is going to need a full article with diagrams and pictures.

Comment: Re:Lol. (Score 1) 213

by internerdj (#45898689) Attached to: David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem
Ok, so he wants to deliver nerdy news to people who might be interested but not nerds. That fits Yahoo's overall scheme. The problem is (this guy who is in charge of reporting about the internet) from the way he drew his map, he not only doesn't understand the distribution of technology work in the US, he doesn't even seem to understand how the internet makes even the proper inclusion of those pointless.

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