Hey, if you want to know what the nerdiest people on the planet think of LUS' fiber optic plan take a look at "Getting Broadband To The Bayou"on Slashdot. Its so nerdy that it even categorizes and rates each post. (Look for 5-insightful). Really. No joke. Go look.
Slashdot is the nerd home par excellance. It gets a huge traffic of the technically sophisticated. Getting mentioned on slashdot is a sure way for to generate so much traffic that it brigs your server down. There is even a verb form: "getting slashdotted" as in: "Oh, yeah, we were down yesterday, we got slashdotted" It is considered the very coolest excuse for losing service.
Getting covered on slashdot is the techie equivalent of getting a cover story coverage in USAToday.
Wow, that's two wowsers in a week.
Yo, petition guys, here's a chance to find out what technically sophisticated people think. Read it and weep.
(original link found over at Doug's)
Update, 7:12 am 1/12/05: Folks new to slashdot might well find the sheer quantity of posting over there overwhelming--and that same quantity might make it hard to read the "sense of the crowd." Here is a shortcut that uses the slashdot rating system. It is a version of the page that returns only the very highest rated comments; lets call it: "Only the best of Getting Broadband to the Bayou." (I do think it makes it clear what the "technorati" think of Lafayette's municipal broadband on the one hand and the incumbent providers on the other.)