Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


In the tech world, ‘right-to-work’ laws aren’t a factor

If you ask the typical technology company executive or worker what he or she thinks of “right-to-work” laws, which say workers cannot be forced to join a union shop and pay dues as a condition of employment, you may get a blank stare for an answer.

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High-tech on the gridiron: How Camp Randall went from dead zone to hot spot

At the close of the third quarter during the Wisconsin Badgers’ runaway football victory over Nebraska, a new entry went into the record books … and not just Melvin Gordon’s single-game rushing record of 408 yards.

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Public perceptions of science, tech often filtered through values instead of data

A recurring phrase from candidates in the fall 2014 elections, especially those hoping to deflect questions about climate change, the Keystone pipeline, or the labeling of genetically modified foods, was “I’m not a scientist.” Few politicians are scientists, of course. Nor are many candidates for elective office doctors, engineers, or accountants.

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A Thanksgiving appeal to the great techie in The Cloud

A techie’s Thanksgiving prayer to the Great CIO in the Sky: As we gather this Thanksgiving to share time with family, friends, and food, let us count the blessings of our digital age … using zeros and ones only, of course.

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Net neutrality debate can be resolved without return to 1930s regulation

By any standard, the Internet ranks as one of the leading innovations of our time. It has revolutionized everything from commerce to medicine to entertainment, all within the confines of a generation.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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