If the new GM we all own a piece of won't honor its warranties, does that mean the U.S. government is somehow going to have to pick up the tab?
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Wow. This one's gonna be taught as a B-school case for decades to come.
Maybe we should just turn over all government IT operations to Jeff Bezos and Larry Page, and tell them to just bill us for whatever it takes.
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If cell phones existed back in the Founding Fathers' time, they would have been included in the Second Amendment
Our personal communications technologies are as integral to our modern life as a sidearm was in Washington's day.
The business model that served the US Postal Service for these past decades is increasingly collapsing as a viable strategy.
"It's hard to imagine that airlines can send text messages if your flight is delayed, but you can't send a text message to 9-1-1 in an emergency."
Amazon has swept back into the in-app purchase game, and they're doing it right on the same iOS devices from which they were banned not so long ago.
It didn't have to be this way. If our politicians had put America first, put our economic recovery first, we wouldn't have scared our creditors.
We continue ZDNet Government's in-depth political coverage of the upcoming 2012 election cycle with this historical retrospective and forward-looking analysis.