Kvatch Konsiders - Net neutrality, what's the big deal?
How would you feel if I-95 announced an exclusive deal with General Motors to provide a special "rush-hour" lane for GM cars only?So maybe it's time to start thinking of the Internet as if it were a public utility of old-a trust, an essential part of our life and of our democracy. Would that mean that we need to remove it from the telcos in order to preserve it? Perhaps.
They have some buttons to put on blogs that go directly to their action page.
The internet is the perfect libertarian oasis and imposing restrictions; commercial, government or otherwise would destroy the open spirit of the internet.
Ben, all good points, but I fear in the end it won't make a difference. Personally, I'm afraid that this is a done deal. Though I hope not the end of the story. I can envision ad-hoc networks that could take the place of the telcos in providing an alternative for information dissemination.
So what's so different about them trying to own the internet?
Yes, we must fight it. Dusty's link is a good one.
Stephen, no argument here. Though I wish I believed that this battle wasn't already lost. My solace is that I think we can innovate around a telco "toll-gates" placed on the Internet.
They only control it cuz they buy it off the space rigs. Open source the space rigs.
Ahhhh.. But where's the capital needed for the hardware-vs-software.
It's messed up stuff that keeps people scammin' each other. Call it usury or just plain slick. You want people to push the envelope, but they gotta know when it's tearing other people apart and stop.
That's why capitalism needs regulation by social economists like Clinton and Bush Sr and Nixon and FDR. People who, whatever their twisted idiosyncracies, were fundamentally aware of the weight of their legacy in their Society.
But what do I know. I'm just a rightwing leftist in a purple state.
(We could opensource hardware if we adopted Cherokee landlaws and divvied resources by ability to utilyze 'em. Instead of ability to scrounge the money for 'em.