Topic 1: Google disrupting Higher Ed.

Should be jump on this boat? Education is overdue for disruption, but is this the right approach?

And what’s up with CompTIA?

Where we move away from 4-year degree and toward certifications, it rubs up against our industry very much.

Another factor, of course, is the cost of higher ed. And, just to add one more factor: There’s more knowledge to be had than is humanly possible to have.

https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/google-plan-disrupt-college-degree-university-higher-education-certificate-project-management-data-analyst.html

Topic 2: Should we make broadband a national effort?

First off: It seems embarrassing that we are discussing this in the United States!

Read this and come back:
https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/9/10/21426810/internet-access-covid-19-chattanooga-municipal-broadband-fcc

Karl harkens back to his experience in Australia over the last few years.

The potential here is amazing, for IT Service Providers (not just Amazon and Microsoft). There are many, many ramifications for this.

If nothing else, increased connectivity means more potential buyers for all services (for all – not must Apple and Facebook).

Your feedback welcome!

Topic 3: Section 230, revisited.

Censorship. Regulation. Publishing. Responsibility. This one covers it all! When both parties agree on something, you know there’s a problem.

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton/issues/trump-attacks-section-230-275602

https://www.theverge.com/21273768/section-230-explained-internet-speech-law-definition-guide-free-moderation

All of this stuff can help you start ongoing conversations with your clients. You just have to figure out where to start.

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