You have a greater than average (for K5ers anyway) tendency to cast about factoids and analyses as if you are some sort of knowing authority but you offer nothing to back up your implicit assertion of "I know what I'm talking about; listen to me!"
"Not only are there fewer people per square mile ... but they are on average poorer, less educated, and less interested." (Probably technically true but on your mythical index here it is unknown by you how true it is and thus it is unknown by you whether the different is large enough to be relevant to what you were discussing)
"Of course, telecom as an industry is fucked, but in a technical sense they've got things at least half right, and have a shot at success over the long haul." (This is said with authority, as if you have long experience with these issues, or is it a tidbit gleaned from back issues of Money?)
"A good rule of thumb in technical fields is, if you can't make at least $100,000/year per salary you're paying, you shouldn't even bother to start it up, even in the boonies." (What rule of thumb is this? Is this in Chapter 2 of How To Start a Business and Get Rich? Is this a whispered secret among multi-billionaires? Econ 101? Where is this coming from?)
"As for mom and pop ISPs, they're still quite common in the REAL boonies. Turns out big companies think exactly as I predict they would think: it isn't worth it." (How do you know any of this? What is your definition of 'real boonies'? Once you have that, have you broken down what portion of these are served by various sources of connectivity? Are you making educated guesses?)
"I know, you're a self-described geek, and you don't understand business." (Making totally unfounde personal digs at someone you do not know, apparently because he dares to challenge your omniscient regarding The Cold, Hard Real World)
"HAHAHA. Um... yes, if you want to be the most hated company in existence." (regarding 70mpbs serving 1,000 cable subscribers) (Do you know how much cable companies oversubscribe?)
"After all, since YOU are a dork and don't understand business, that must be true of everyone you meet. Right?" (A clear over-reach. 'If I question the mighty trhuler, I must not be a dork and not understand business.' Puh-leeze.)
And so it goes. Please note that I'm not saying that you're automatically wrong, but you come off sounding like a load of hot air. If you're sure of what you claim, it shouldn't be hard for you to back it up every now and then.
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