From KHOU11:

Mike Godwin, a senior fellow with the R Street Institute, a Washington think tank, suggested that this skepticism represented a return to the climate of the mid 1990s, when SXSW first began adding tech programming. In an e-mail, he called that “a historical moment that was eerily similar to what we’re experiencing now.”

“I always assumed this transition was going to be a bumpy ride, so the current wave of bumps doesn’t surprise me,” he added.

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