Originally Posted by dasanman69
I'm a realist not an apologist, big difference. We can sit here and wax poetic on how things should be but I look at the realities of things. I'm not a baker, I don't sugarcoat things. I don't have the answers but I'll tell that the telcos and cable companies aren't going away anytime soon. I'm one of the lucky ones, I have a choice between FiOS, and Cablevision whereas many don't have a choice. Verizon has stopped expanding FiOS to new areas. They should either be forced to build it out in their entire footprint or allow someone else to do it.
If you don't have the answers, then why are you commenting or better yet, why are you answering the questions? What I see is a series of historical explanations for the way things are.
The topics in this thread are real problems, and I'm not attacking you here please don't see it that way, but there are two issues: 1) you don't agree there is a problem, or 2) you agree there is a problem. Which are you?
If someone agrees there is a problem yet has no solutions, I say to them, "shut up." That's not to you, and I'd be sorry to be so blunt (I'm making a point here), but as my best managers in my career told me (which they learned from the experts), "stop bringing me problems, bring me solutions."
If you identify a problem yet have no solution, find one. There's nothing worse than someone who either complains about, without a solution, or ignores a problem entirely - that's not how to make them go away.
Or you agree there is a problem and you don't believe there are any solutions better than those that are currently in existence. This is the apologist, and the cloak that apologists love to wear is that of 'the realist'. There is no realist, that is merely a euphemism for an apologist.
The past is the past, and there are reasons things happened in the past. I'm not interested in that at all, but what I am interested in is fixing today's problems. If in my (and our, who are interested in) fixing them you don't suffer in any way personally, why would you stand in our way?
Edited by williamlondon - 6/20/13 at 6:55pm