The general view in the venture community is that it is very difficult to make money on cable technologies. Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast and son of its founder, came to the center of the venture capital business on Sand Hill Road to inspire venture investment in cable. Brian is a very accomplished person and has managed Comcast to king of the cable hill. The cable industry was created by true cowboys, a colorful lot who wheeled and dealed, bluffed and stuffed their way to sizable franchises. Brian was the only guy in the room with a tie, which shows how the industry has matured. He was quite engaging, albeit in some cases he gave with one hand then pulled back with the other. His core message is that competition and consolidation have changed the prior dynamics of dealing with the cable cowboys. Did he make his case?