Yesterday I was fighting for consumer privacy, pondering global Internet freedom, and drilling down on the perplexing "right to be forgotten" issue. Today I am a "Titan" or more precisely, a "Tech Titan," according to Washingtonian Magazine's annual list of influential people who touch technology in Washington from a host of different angles.
I am at once humbled and honored to find my name listed among the likes of Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn and Steve Crocker, among others on the technology “thinkers” list. If I’ve got my mythology right, these guys are the real Titans, the elder gods who begat technology that begat we Tech Titans (who should be casting a cautious eye at the Olympians of tech, those up and comers who, like the Olympians in the myth, eventually overthrew the Titans). At least there were women among the Titans and yes, they were referred to as Titanesses. Wasn’t sure which Titaness to claim, but, the Facebook App "What Titan Are You Most Like" tells me I'm Themis, who is "of good counsel" and stands for law and order. Not sure of the proper abbreviation for Titaness in formal communications.
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