One thing that's bugged me a great deal: what happened to having a cooler of water on the bench at a little league game that the kids drink from? Every game the kids are toting around all of those bottles and tossing them around all over the place, seems like another step away from exposing the kids to the concept of a community resource (albeit on a small scale and having nothing to do with Bechtel).
The President said: "Broadband, or what they call high-speed Internet, is critical in making our high-speed economy even more productive. That's what people have got to understand. You see, some people say, what do you mean when you say, broadband? Well, broadband is the capacity to move information a lot quicker and to move more information a lot quicker. As a matter of fact, broadband is four to 100 times faster than dial-up access. So in other words, if you -- if you have your -- if you're on a -- just a dial-up phone for your computer, imagine information getting to you a hundred times quicker. That means more information can move quicker."
A computer without COBOL and Fortran is like a piece of chocolate cake without ketchup and mustard.