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Should Silicon Valley learn to work like D.C.?

Politico has a fascinating story from the weekend about Silicon Valley tech companies stepping up their savvy to lobby in Washington. Here's the paragraph that grabbed me:

The cultural divide between the sandals-and-shades West Coast and the stayed-collar East Coast is as wide as the vast nation that separates them. And for a long time, the eggheads didn't have much use for lobby lurkers. But the industry's growth has been accompanied by an increase in Washington's interest in regulating new technologies that affect constituents -- and their longtime allies (read campaign donors) in other industries, like the movie and music businesses.

So, question: Silicon Valley is the most innovative corner of America right now. Do we really want it adapting to D.C. - or would it be better the other way around?

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