Private ownership of natural monopolies is a threat to my security.
That would make you a socialist, according to the other party. The people that vote for them are so uneducated that this dog whistle works quite well all of the time: you are either a patriotic capitalist or a pinko commie socialist and there can never be a reasonable combination of the two (like public roads, police, fire and military, for example). This is why we are removing critical thinking education from our schools (don't think, just knee jerk).
What does the size have to do with anything relating to these performance benchmarks?
Perhaps because of the whole decades of history related to rotating bulk storage? Without increases in spindle speed (and, thus, price), larger storage has always been faster.
Don't you remember the Quantum Bigfoot?
Get off of my lawn!
Wow - immediately censored into oblivion for a harmless anecdote. I wonder where Dell sources their slashdot moderators.
So, the next big thing never requires senior level coursework?
Coursework is free or very affordable for those who want to pursue it on their own time. I met a lot of self-starters in college who had enough passion to spend their free time a little bit more productively than myself (and most of the other students). These people often cruised through classes without buying the text and, often, dropped out to pursue opportunities that came to them as a result of their curiosity-based knowledge and skills.
For example, I didn't learn proper relational database design until my junior year in college. But I know plenty of people who picked this up in high school (often by discovering all of the wrong ways to do something, which appears to be a very good method for obtaining mastery of a subject).