Washington’s smug tech industry needs kick in butt

From Techflash:

University of Washington computer science professor Ed Lazowska is known as a straight talking rabble-rouser who doesn’t pull many punches. And he certainly lived up to that reputation today at the OVP Venture Partners Technology Summit, criticizing everything from the state’s inability to adopt a broadband policy to a culture of mediocrity at the UW.

But Lazowska — who appeared on stage with the equally opinionated Mark Anderson of the Strategic News Service —  reserved his toughest comments for a Lake Wobegon mentality in the state where everything appears to be above average. …

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