Heartland Institute Tech Expert Jim Lakely to Cover Consumer Electronic Show

Published January 6, 2010

Jim Lakely, co-director of the Center on the Digital Economy at The Heartland Institute, will offer an exciting and unusual perspective on the technology sector when he reports live from Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show through Sunday.

Lakely, managing editor of Heartland’s online newspaper InfoTech & Telecom News, will provide comprehensive coverage of the world’s largest consumer technology trade show with an eye on public policy and trends that either advance or threaten freedom in the digital economy.

Using Twitter for constant updates during the show, podcasts for on-site interviews, and blog postings and news reports as they occur at the show, Lakely will open a window on the tech bazaar that free market consumers will find nowhere else in new media or old.

“We’ll report and analyze the daily keynote addresses by the biggest players in the technology industry,” Lakely pledged. “I’m looking forward to the always-fascinating Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski as he fleshes out a dangerous regulatory plan that will affect everyone’s digital experience.”

Lakely also will be posting and reporting at the panel discussions exploring the future of information technology and telecommunications, and like any good geek, he’ll report on the cool new gadgets that will be must-have items in the year to come.