Circuit

Blog archive

Don't encourage Charlie Sheen

Scott Klososky, author, entrepreneur and advisory board member for Critical Technologies, kept the audience at American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council's Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Va., entertained with an hour-long evening keynote on the untapped potential of technology tools.

Early on, he noted that disgraced actor Charlie Sheen has attracted a sizeable Twitter following for his unfiltered musings. Klososky asked the audience if they followed Sheen. Only a few hands went up, but that was enough. "Stop it," Klososky commanded. "You're just encouraging him at this point."

Later, Klososky pointed out that young people are young people regardless of the technologies available to them. A 10-year-old boy is going to waste little time with a connected device before he's searching for terms like "kissing" or "naked." After waiting a moment for the audience reaction to fade, he said, "Don't act like you weren't a 10-year-old boy!"

"But I wasn't!" came a female voice in response.

Posted by Michael Hardy on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:11 PM


Featured

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com)

    CMMC clears key regulatory hurdle

    The White House approved an interim rule to mandate defense contractors prove they adhere to existing cybersecurity standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Stay Connected