Anyways, you’re tired of that BS – there’s nothing going on right now anyways – so let’s turn our attention to something Democrats need to concern themselves with a lot more these days, and that’s making money.
I’m getting awfully sick and tired of Republicans and right-leaning voters calling us the anti-business party.
Let me tell you, I like money. I like it a lot and I try to make as much as I can each day.
See, I have a capitalist mind now…mainly because I spent five years in communist China. Over there it’s money, money, money all the time – that’s all they think about!
So I like to make money, I just don’t like to go to work for eight hours a day and make it for someone else while being paid a small percentage. That’s stupid to my way of thinking, and I’ve been lucky enough to get out of that and work for myself.
Yes, I make my money working online, and that’s what more and more people in this state will do as we transition away from our old economy, reliant upon resource extraction, to our new economy of digital marketing, social sharing, and content strategy.
What the hell is all that? The kind of stuff that allows companies like Google and Facebook and Twitter to have large stock prices, private employee dining facilities and a helluva nice break room. You can also wear shorts at work and call yourself a millionaire.
Well, not everyone, but even the janitors are doing better than most folks when they can work at a company like that.
We’re not getting a Google, at least not yet, but for every huge shark in the ocean there’s hundreds of little clinger fish trying to catch a ride.
These suckers are cash cows themselves, and we need to get them here. And that’s why I’m glad the Missoulian is pushing for the idea put forth by Caitlin Copple and the City Council to get broadband going in Missoula at a cost of around $17 million over five years.
First, I don't understand why it takes so long. Five years doesn't sound very competitive to me. If it was a private business and not the city putting that in it'd go faster...it'd have to.
Just because you have access to high-speed internet doesn't mean you can get a job or make money either. What plans do we have besides "build it and they will come?"
I work with people everyday and most of them are clueless what to do with the internet to sell their products. With the increase in mobile and new Google updates such as "Hummingbird" to make that easier, local businesses are in a position like never before to transition away from traditional advertising and to direct marketing via electronic devices.
We know the city has to build this because if I as a private businessman did so it'd be labeled a public necessity and seized. I do hope some businesses aren't too fearful of our economic climate here in Missoula and do decide to come here and invest.
Tech workers want nice places to live without incessant honking and long commutes. It's our biggest asset and this kind of infrastructure is what’ll bring them here.