Muni Fiber and Politics

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Thu Jul 24 03:07:37 UTC 2014


On 07/23/2014 06:51 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 07/23/2014 06:05 PM, Scott Helms wrote:
>> The problem is marketing/spin/lobbying is both cheaper and more effective
>> in most scenarios.
> 
> No, the problem is that those companies don't define "the problem" the
> same way that we do. :)

+1

I would go a little farther.  Certain market/MBA/investor types see
engineering as a "risk" to which a business case has to be formed and
accepted.  PR et al is considered "damage control", and sometimes gets
lumped in with advertising and such.  The Powers That Be think "going to
the mat" is a more sure way to protect their profits, bonus, and jobs
than risking their life on the actions of those weird, hard-to-control
propeller-heads.



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