Thoughts

Basketball Season is (Almost) Here

College basketball season is here, kicking off with Big Blue Madness tonight at Rupp Arena. The team should be really good this year, possibly preseason #1 with some people talking about an undefeated season. Of course that was how last year started and we know how that went. The team recently had what was essentially a pro day, which is a day for NBA scouts to see players and normally reserved for the end of the season, pre-draft time period. There were 90 NBA scouts and personnel at the pro day representing the 30 NBA teams and USA Today published one of the scout’s thoughts on the players. Hopefully this year gets off to a better start and has a better ending than last.

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Thoughts

Leading the Internet by Example

I’d like to see the major internet companies get together and buy Time Warner Cable.┬áSpecifically the companies that indirectly profit from an easily accessible and fast internet like Google, Netflix, and Facebook, that worry about net neutrality and Comcast buying Time Warner Cable. I’d really like to see a couple of the other cash rich tech companies, like Apple and Yahoo, get involved and have the group buy a major backbone provider like Level 3 or XO Communications and work toward being a major global internet provider. Since these companies already make money and don’t need to profit from being an ISP, they could continually reinvest the profit from this venture in the network, hopefully putting pressure on other internet providers to step up their game. What better way to promote the internet and net neutrality ideas than to ante up and lead by example?

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