He Knows

If there is one tech leader who knows about corporate hubris, it is Bill Gates.  Microsoft battled with the Federal Government for years over its monopolistic approach to marketing.  That is why his warning to the tech community should be taken seriously.  He sees companies on direct paths to regulation if they don't control themselves.  He tells companies they have to cooperate with the government more than they are doing.   He cautions that tech leaders should not hold to their views over that of the Feds.  Gates skated around the Free Speech argument some companies are making.   Regulators will transgress the First Amendment when they feel justified to do so, and tech giants should resist when that happens, but otherwise, Gates words should be taken to heart in Silicon Valley.