I find the tech industry on the whole to be very idealistic. In so many ways, this is a good thing, but it can warp our perspective of “the way things are” in the world. Having a government shut down the entire Internet in a country is a good reminder to be vigilant and to pop our heads up out of our idealism once-in-a-while and confirm that things really are headed in the right direction. For example, I had no idea that proposed legislation like the Internet Kill Switch existed. It seems so counterintuitive to everything our country stands for, yet there it is. Now, what are we going to do about it, both as an industry and as citizens?