Broadband in every pot by 2007

Broadband in every pot by 2007.
In the 1928 Presidential election, Herbert Hoover promised “A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” He was elected and promptly there followed the stock market crash of 1929. I long ago predicted that one day a candidate would run on a “computer in every home” platform, but President Bush has taken it a step further. Well, sort of.

“We ought to have universal, affordable access to broadband technology by the year 2007,” Bush said in a speech in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “And then we ought to make sure that as soon as possible thereafter consumers have plenty of choices…”
This may be pure politics, but it’s interesting nonetheless. It is the nature of Republican Presidents to speak on behalf of the business community, many of whom see enormous dollar signs associated with the word, “broadband.” All they’re doing, however, is further enabling the Postmodern revolution.

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