There’s an interesting article on the battle between Republicans and Democrats for technological superiority:
If control of the upper chamber comes down to just a few close races like Arkansas’, then the party best able to leverage technological advances may well be the one that controls the upper chamber. Ultimately, the remainder of President Obama’s second term agenda may hinge on the relatively quiet war being fought between data and tech gurus of both parties.
As a way of leveraging scarce field resources, I think that micro-focusing and data mining are only prudent. As a substitute for field resources, I think they’re idiocy.