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  •  great, let's do it. (3+ / 0-)

    BTW, there used to be this thing called the Bell Telephone System.  It ran the USA's part of the global decentralized nervous system of its day, and it functioned perfectly.

    If we still had the Bell, and it was running those .gov networks, there would not be a problem.  Bell and GTE ran AUTOVON and AUTODIN (AUTODIN preceded ARPANET, and also functioned flawlessly), during the height of the Cold War.  If it's good enough for times when nuclear war was a constant threat, it's good enough for today.

    In lieu of that, at some point it's going to be necessary to issue federal standards and then fund & force compliance all the way down to the municipal level.  Yes that'll be a techie boom in its own right: wonderful!  That along with clean energy construction, could be the thing that brings back the middle class.   It's about time...!

    "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

    by G2geek on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:05:19 PM PDT

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    •  Knock yourself out! (2+ / 0-)
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      I got out of that business years ago after I realized it's not healthy to wake up in the morning and think non-stop about how much you hate your career and that if you're lucky a Mack truck will take you out on the morning commute.  Nor is it normal to wake up on Saturday morning and have the first thing to cross your mind be "Fuck, only 48 hours until I have to go back there!"  

      I'm willing to chip in with the tax dollars and moral support, though.  

       

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