The key to giving everyone in Polk County access to affordable high-speed Internet has less to do with bandwidth and more to do with community leaders banding together to achieve that goal.
“It’s 10 percent technology and 90 percent sociology,” said Don Selvage, Lakeland city commissioner. “The success or failure of introducing broadband to our citizens rests directly on the shoulders of policymakers in government, corporate executives in the private sector, and grassroots efforts from civic leaders.”
In other words, cooperation and social interaction is required in order to bring about a benefit to all residents. I think he is using the discipline as shorthand for people getting along and compromising.
On the flip side, does this mean that when things are not accomplished in the civic realm it is the result of bad sociology?