telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Competitiveness: Cars and Seals and Electricity

This one is a bit off topic - but timely, so please bear with me.GM is planning on closing the Oshawa truck plant. The average worker makes approx $124k year (plus overtime). That’s got to sting the bottom line of any vehicle.The average seal hunting family in Newfoundland makes aprox $33K a year.

Hunting seals is out of fashion - for a myriad of reasons.  As opposed to moving a GM plant outside of Canada, why not simply just move it to someplace inside of Canada where the operating expenses can be significantly lowered because of the ecomomic flavour of the region? Sharp savings, there. I know - it’s a crazy idea. Replacing seals with cars.

But what about the GM workers? Say, Ontario is debating on where to put the next nuclear power plant, that could easily be located on the eastern side of the province. It’s handy that Oshawa isn’t all that far away from Pickering or Darlington.  It’s going to take a bushel and a half of workers to satisfy the labour requirements of building and operating a new power plant. Who better to do it than folks who were already accustomed to building and managing in a manufacturing industry?

Life, it’s all about change.

CityNews: Judge Orders End To General Motors H.Q. Blockade

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