Speaking of dumb technofixated celebrants of solutionism, the libertopians at Reason Magazine are snidely sure Big Bro's drone army will be too entranced in their elite-effete-aesthete money-wasting petty-tyrannizing thick-headed thick-font fondness that they will ignore such a simple solution. Our libertechbrotarians might benefit from a look at a document from the bright sensible dedicated civic-minded good-government folks of Print Wise, who already propose that cost-savings can follow from changing fonts (Garamond being ONE option they recommend), but thoughtfully remind us all that there are other issues that should enter into such considerations. It is worth noting that Reason's Randroidal archetypes quoted someone in the Government Print Office to illustrate their point about Big Bad Gu'ment -- but anybody following their link would discover that the functionary against whom they fulminate himself directs our attention to the very PrintWise document I have mentioned (that's how I found it myself). Were our technofixated libertopians too lazy to read their own sources or were they counting on the laziness of their fellow libertopians not to expose the bankruptcy of their own premise?
Suvir Mirchandani seems to be a creative and thoughtful young man, eager to address his intelligence to public problems. His ingenuity and civic-mindedness should indeed be encouraged. As he grows up, experience will show him how complicated our shared problems can be and how this complexity makes his creativity and intelligence that much more valuable. I hope he doesn't make the mistake of taking seriously simplistic libertopian technofixated profiteers just because they have taken him seriously for the wrong reasons.