Re: Is el reg reduced to trolling for business?
"There's so much copper, in so many places around the world that there's massive incentive to figure out how to get the most out of it."
How to get the most out of copper? Rip it out of the ground and sell it for scrap.
The copper in the ground is in a terrible state in most places, it's been in the ground for decades and shows all the signs of it.
"It all reminds me of when Nicholas Negroponte wrote off wireless as a carriage medium in Wired in about 1992. And then along came WiFi, 3G"
The difference being that wireless doesn't rely on physical cables that can degrade due to time and environmental factors.