Andrew Feinberg to Join Technosailor.com

Many of you know of, or have met, Andrew Feinberg. Andrew is a journalist working on Capitol Hill. He was instrumental in coordinating visits to Washington, D.C. by Robert Scoble and provided a great deal of information to me on the story I covered surrounding Congressional use of social media.

Andrew has proven himself a tremendous asset in bringing to light some of the issues facing the technology community from the government. He has a brilliant legal mind (though he is not yet a lawyer, but is in process) and access to many people in and around Congress.

I asked Andrew to join the staff here at Technosailor.com to help provide some relevance around tech policy issues. Too often, things happen in Washington that directly affect us, and most of the time no one knows about it.

Beginning Monday, we are launching SuitCase, a column where you can expect to see several weekly posts covering this very relevant topic. At Technosailor.com, we try to distill all the information surrounding technology and the internet and boil it down to daily application for our audience. You can access SuitCase column via the Tech Policy link in the masthead of the site.

I hope you enjoy Andrew’s work. Andrew is an Assistant Editor at Warren Communications News, publishers of Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily.

I’m excited about this addition that strengthens the property. If you are interested in writing at Technosailor.com, please shoot me an email at aaron@technosailor.com describing your niche. Though we are probably done expanding our verticals, we might have opportunities to supplement this or other verticals within the site.

The Aaron Brazell Show: Episode 1 – Politics, Policy and Technology

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Saturday night, I was joined by Leslie Bradshaw, Art Lindsey (who I started calling Al toward the end of the show, sorry Art!), Leslie Poston and Andrew Feinberg in an interesting discussion about policy and technology inside the beltway. Steve Hodson and S. Dawn Jones also joined in during the show.

It was a fascinating discussion, and borderline offensive at times, as discussions revolved around Congress and Social Media, which I covered here last week, racism on the internet and the iPhone 3G, which Hodson found offensive. :-)

To be clear, because I heard loudly and clearly from many listeners, politics is a sensitive area. Everyone thinks they are right and people typically prefer arguing than dialogue. I prefer dialogue and tried to Picture 5.pngmaintain some semblance of give and take. For my part, I remain independant with both conservative and progressive views on various issues. I don’t mind arguing and debating or even people telling others that they are completely wrong. The line that I draw is one of respect and when the respect line is crossed, that’s where I have issues. Despite the sensitive nature of some of our discussions, I don’t believe the respect line was crossed and I support the right of all the panelists to express their opinions, even if it offends some.

While this was the first episode of the Aaron Brazell Show (successor of the failed video show Technosailor TV), it won’t be the last. Next week, Glen Stansberry and Jared Goralnick join to discuss productivity and Freshbooks is giving away a one year subscription to it’s Shuttlebus package.

You can listen to Episode 1 or Subscribe in iTunes.