July 29, 2008
By Edwards, Mark
EXCERPT [Millennium sailors] were born with laptops in their hands.... But when we get them into the Fleet, the disconnect between what they were promised and what they find will be profoundly disappointing-a veritable bait-and-switch scheme. They will discover that our "leading-edge-of-the-shelf" and "state-of- the-art" technology is at best ancient....
VICE ADMIRAL MARK EDWARDS, deputy chief of naval operations for communications networks (N6), in Proceedings (April 2008)
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