Unfortunately, I have been busy and per-occupied lately. Somewhat recently, The New York Times did an excellent profile of Taiwanese-American (of Canadian decent) of Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu, who was running for Lt. Governor. I had heard and read about Wu, since he is the guy who coined the term “net neutrality.” I hadn’t realized that the New York state election primary was happening and didn’t get a chance to blog about the article and about Wu:
“Only when he learned to read Chinese, as an adult, did Mr. Wu learn that his father had been a pioneer in the blacklisted Taiwan independence movement and had exhorted dissidents, in the extant documents, to oust the ‚Äúthief‚ÄĚ Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist government. ‚ÄúThey were revolutionaries who basically said, ‚ÄėLet‚Äôs organize!‚Äô¬†‚ÄĚ Mr. Wu said. ‚ÄúMaybe I am borrowing from that tradition.‚ÄĚ For the last couple of months, Mr. Wu, a Columbia Law School professor, has waged a shoestring anti-establishment campaign for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary, which is scheduled for Sept. 9, alongside his top-of-the-ticket running mate, Zephyr Teachout. … Mr. Wu, 42, may actually have higher name recognition among engaged Democrats, especially in voter-rich New York City. An expert in Internet law and policy, he coined the phrase ‚Äúnet neutrality,‚ÄĚ and is a best-selling author who has appeared on ‚ÄúThe Colbert Report.‚ÄĚ He has also picked up the endorsements of The Nation and the editorial board of The New York Times, among others.”
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