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Techdirt swats the “stratellites.” Press releases aside, they are full of crap. I have said that time and again…. that’s just gas!

Techdirt swats the “stratellites.” Press releases aside, they are full of crap. I have said that time and again…. that’s just gas!

  1. But How Do You Really Feel About It, Om?

    Uber-blogger Om Malik carries a lot of swack in the sphere. Perhaps it’s because he doesn’t, um, mince words. Om on a techdirt item regarding those fanciful hot-air balloons designed to deliver broadband: Techdirt swats the “stratellites….

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  2. Jesse Kopelman Thursday, July 14, 2005

    Just to be clear: the company behind “stratellites” is clearly a scam, but that doesn’t mean the idea couldn’t work. However, at a certain point this becomes like BPL — just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. If you really think about it in either case, you could come up with a better solution for the same amount of money. That said, there are currrently $100Bs being spent on suboptimal solutions because nobody did really think about it. So, who knows?

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