> You'd be surprised -- I had a plumber in the other day, while I was
> working from home, and we wound up having a 15 minute conversation about
> how slow 56k modems are and how crappy the broadband outlook was.
>> He was far from a geek, unless you count spanners, monkeywrenches, valves
> and grommits along with the DIMMs and RPMs ;)
And as I said I would be, I'm pleasantly surprised. Could you get him/you're
family/friends/neighbours to sign a carefully worded petition? [And not the
frantic high pitched "outrage" kind] The only way I can see such a petition
as being effective in the current political climate is if it's turned into a
government policy issue and picked up by the media as being such. I see this
as a infrastructure problem, poor infrastructure = poor economic future, but
the same could be said for our roads, car insurance prices or whatever.
If we don't focus the media on the issue, and convey a consistent, clear and
logical argument, all the signatures in the world won't get us anywhere.
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