About twenty years ago I was sitting in an airport listening to a news report about how industry leaders were concerned how little college graduates knew about telecommunications technology and lacked the basic skills of common applications used to conduct business. For more than twenty years, my livelihood has depended on being able to conduct business remotely. It included teleconferencing, online presentations and online demonstrations. I have taken college classes online and I have taught others online. That was over twenty years ago! This is not a novel idea. So here we are now, in one of the biggest natural national security disasters in our lifetime and our government can’t even conduct its business remotely! This should not be up for debate but rather a wake up call for our total and complete incompetence in taking advantage of technology. Look at what happened when our school system tried to convert to online education. My grandson had a very good experience in Maryland. He said they rolled it out well and it was structured and organized. Compare that with other states and communities. It was a total disaster. Children didn’t have the tools they needed nor the requisite hardware. And what have we learned from this? Obviously not one damn thing! We are arguing about whether Congress can conduct votes remotely and worse yet, can we vote by mail! The greatest country in the world doesn’t seem so great when you think about how little our country has embraced or educated the American people in the use of technology. Over twenty years ago when I was working on my graduate degrees, all we talked about was how important it was going to be to be have advanced skills in technology and the ability to work on a global level. Wake up! Our infrastructure in this country sucks. We have deregulated IPs to the degree that they can throttle back access speeds and have increased price outside the means of many average Americans. Service is limited to only profitable areas! Disparities have put this knowledge in the hands of those of means but not others. This is our future! Wake up, stop arguing about something you have already worked out decades ago! Maybe someone like Mark Warner can help work you guys through this. But all I know, from my standpoint, you look no more competent than the students that industry leaders were complaining about two decades ago!