I sat in a meeting yesterday with about 15 area technology directors and the sales team from Cisco. Every other sentence was about how the boogey man was out to get them and that they needed to buy this or that line of products to protect their networks.

The area tech directors weren’t too pleased when I went on an extended line of questioning with Cisco asking a) what would it take to put together a regional mesh network or b) how realistic are the cellular networks when it comes to data. Both questions were framed as circumventing school networks. :o)