[funsec] Greed, stupidity, arrogance ... and revenge ...
Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah
rMslade at shaw.ca
Tue Jan 17 22:25:48 CST 2006
Date sent: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 22:01:02 -0500
From: Dude VanWinkle <dudevanwinkle at gmail.com>
> What about our friends accross the oceans?
Lots of little devices, on buoys, self-righting (self-righteous?), with solar panels?
All the ships at sea? Balloons/other lighter-than-air craft? Lots of small, solar
powered aircraft? Lots of possibilities.
> Dont get me wrong, the idea of doing away with the Bandwidth Barons
> (telcos) is appealing, but who would pay to send up the satellites
1) Companies wanting the advertising/goodwill.
2) Whatever analogue of broadcast media survives the shakeout.
3) Companies/nations doing remote sensing/GPS and willing to provide links.
4) Richard Branson.
> man the call centers for the IT challenged?
Your local Linux user group :-)
> I still think we would need a backbone (just not bellsouth ;-)
The more people throw the same (few) objections at me, the better I like the idea.
It wouldn't be everything, for everyone, right away, but I was using (what wasn't
yet called) the Internet 20 years ago, and we've come a long way.
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