Riding a Dead Horse

3:15 PM -- Malcolm Matson, founder of Colt Technology Services Group Ltd , the U.K. operator, shares some witty wisdom on the ever-popular art of riding a dead horse, a dead telecom horse, that is:

    The Tribal Wisdom of the Dakota Indians:

    “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.”
Well, duh, kemosabee. But...

    When you discover that you are riding a dead telecoms horse, politicians, investors, public policy makers, and regulators have other ideas...

    • appointing a committee to study the horse
    • reclassifying the dead horse as ‘living impaired’
    • harnessing several dead horses together to increase the speed
    • doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse’s performance
    • declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes substantially more to the public interest than do some other horses
Die all you want, horsie, but we're still going to ride you.

— Red Panda, Prefers Mechanical Bull, Light Reading
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