For those of you who'd like another perspective on Puerto Rico, along with a myriad of ideas well-worth pondering, drop by Kevin Shockey's Portal al Exito. He's back, he has something to say and The Jenius is happy about that.
Here's a prediction: 2006 will be the Year the Internet Industry in Puerto Rico comes of age. That means that by December of next year, the impact of Internet-based companies will be felt throughout the local economy. In addition, the Internet will finally make the breakthrough needed to become a true part of the daily life of a significant number of Us, rather than the dilettantish plaything/worktool of a tiny percentage.
It won't happen in 2006, it will culminate. The work of many people will come together and critical mass--the tipping point, to borrow a phrase--will be reached and in a few years, amateur analysts and would-be historians will point to 2006 as the year the Internet happened in Puerto Rico.
Because if simply has to happen now. We can't afford to wait any longer. We don't have any more time to waste and there's simply too much talent and intellect being poured into this effort to have it come to nothing.
Mark it on your calendar. It's going to be superb.
The Jenius Has Spoken.