The internet and democratic software are visible players in the 2004 Presidential election. This is a far cry from just the 1996 election where no candidate even knew what the internet was and few even used computers. But 2004 is different. Clark is starting an open source project to build campaign software for anyone to use. And Dean, the most internet-aware candidate, has been aggressively using the internet in his campaign. Coincidentally, we were notified by our ad agency a couple days ago that the Dean campaign has bought advertising on Recipezaar. We’re going to be part of US History as I’m sure the internet will continue to play a larger role in politics. (I’d better study up on Dean’s platform cuz I’m sure we’ll be accused of being Dean-supporters because of this).

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