Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 12
and most of what they invent is ways to get around their Nanny state regulations that make things 'too expensive'. regulated telecom services...so folks figure out 'cheap ways' to get around the high cost government services. Like SKYPE....instead of 50c a minute or dollar a minute toll charges by the state phone company. Here we had mCI that gave us 3c/minute long distance..... once again, you suffered under your Nanny state until someone figured out a way to outfox the government strangling services kept high and run inefficiently.

Your cellphone service is 3 to five times the cost..... in Europe.....so you had to invent SMS...to get around your tax and nanny state less expensively.....


Awesome post, I gave it rec. Tele gives examples of things that were invented in Europe in order to prove that nothing is invented in Europe.
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.