We're so close to losing the Internet - right now! Hello!

Posted by tadelste on Feb 20, 2006 2:01 PM EDT
Lxer.com; By Tom Adelstein
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The Supreme Court and your local telephone company have decided to hose everyone on the Internet. Meanwhile, Congress is trying to figure out how to stop it. Where's the media? Hey, WAKE UP!

Last week, Andy Oram, Uber Editor for O'Reilly wrote an article for us called Network Neutrality and an Internet with Vision. He got 1207 page views and five votes at Digg.com. The most important issue of the day and nobody knows or cares what's happening. I must be living in the 1950's. Beatniks are at Starbucks and Dwight D. Eisenhower is taking a knap at the White House.

Information Week published an article on this subject called Test Of Net Neutrality and I bet no one has read that either. So, here's an excerpt:

The Internet is open to all at affordable, simple pricing, and users can send or receive content without fear of it being relegated to second-class status. Streaming video from Comedy Central's Web site is treated the same as a transaction on eBay or photos on a blog. This even-handedness is known as network neutrality, and it has worked like a charm for years. But the telecom industry is pushing for change, with broad implications for how companies use the Internet--and what they pay.

You know what. If you don't care about this issue, neither do I. I'll start raising cattle in Wyoming. I won't need a computer anyway except to take inventory of ear tags.

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