Here's a Simple Truth: Unless we start a multi-layered conversation about the Internet in Puerto Rico, we're doomed to inhabit the backwaters of the global economy.
Why? You tell Me. I have My reasons and they are quite substantial. You have Yours and they might disagree with Mine. However, if You don't agree with the Inherent Truth of My opening statement, then You are wrong, Your intelligence is suspect and Your feet smell bad.
Here's another Simple Truth: The Internet is and will be what We make of it. If We are dissatisfied with what it is up to this point, it is nobody's fault but Our own.
I'll grant that there are some major obstacles: politicians, PRTC/Verizon and the feebs that run key government agencies such as PRIDCO and the Economic Development Bank come to mind. But the fact is, none of those people know beans about the Internet (compared to Us) and should have been outmaneuvered, outsmarted and outcast years ago. That they are still obstacles is primarily Our fault.
We don't talk very much to each other.
We act like the 98% of the industry that isn't a direct, close ally is an enemy. We fight over tiny crumbs of an illusively small pie instead of fusing ideas to make a bigger pie.
We let loudmouth incompetents trumpet their crabbed little views of what the Internet is to the masses instead of stomping them flat like the vermin they are.
We act like We're so superior to the ignorati and wallow in futility when in fact they hold the power We so desperately seek.
We can't be bothered to "demean" Ourselves to mere selling, but when We're given the chance to make a dent in the general apathy of the masses, We limit ourselves to crappy sales pitches.
We settle for aping rather than innovation.
We believe the Internet is as important to "them" as it is to Us, ignoring the fact that "they" rely on Us to give them reasons to care for it and We don't give them any that are truly convincing.
We are soooo smart, so why are We soooo screwed? You tell Me. You have to. The Internet is a dialogue--not a monologue--so speak up!
The Jenius Has Spoken.