» What we choose to complain about

Catherine Bracy elaborating on a tweet she wrote wondering why Silicon Valley gets worked up about Instagram’s terms of service but doesn’t seem to care about FISA being renewed:

Why can’t we, the tech community, figure out how to harness our talent and influence to fundamentally change the way our democracy works—not just for us, when it suits our interests, but for everyone?

I think some of it has to do with the fact that tech people are more comfortable brow beating other nerds than ideologues in Congress, but the order of magnitude in the difference of importance between the two examples in this object lesson is rather damning.