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Thomas L. Friedman

"I visited Microsoft four years ago to interview some of its top managers. I asked them how big their Washington office was. They proudly answered that they had no Washington office. Underlying their answer was a contempt for Washington, and for government in general -- a contempt that runs right through the high-tech community. The techies have no sense of what it is about the U.S. system that enables them to do what they do. It's not just about electrons and bandwidth. It's also about rules and institutions."

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