Originally Posted by Fangoriously View Post

Yep, that shift was pretty amusing to me as well - it's not required, there's enough bandwidth. Ok, but the benefits are social, nothing else. Well ok, but it costs taxpayers too much. Ok, but you can't do a CBA right this second.

I know it's some sort of alpha-male machismo to never admit when you're wrong, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary (see: Christianity, the GOP) but I would think that a lot of people would think a lot more highly of someone who can take evidence contrary to their views, analyse it and then say 'you know, actually I think there is merit in that'.

Overwhelming evidence? Like your assertion that cities will close down without the NBN? lol

frankly, i don't think there is any merit in spending $40bn on faster entertainment downloads.........there are other priorities for that spending