Dave Winer once got tone-deafness in the political context completely wrong, and I thought about this today because someone at Twitter was complaining about governments in the Bay Area being unable to provide basic services, and we’ve already established that the tech industry’s newfound awareness of problems in the Bay Area hasn’t really come with the self-awareness of its own culpability. Bay Area tech folks complaining about the Bay Area “clusterfuck” that their own industry—their own company, even—caused and only wondering if maybe what’s needed is a “new political party”? This is what we mean by tone-deaf.