Monday, October 23, 2006

Net Neutrality

Great metaphor on Net Neutrality from Craig "Craig's List" Newmark:
Here's a real world example that shows how this would work. Let's say you call Joe's Pizza and the first thing you hear is a message saying you'll be connected in a minute or two, but if you want, you can be connected to Pizza Hut right away. That's not fair, right? You called Joe's and want some Joe's pizza. Well, that's how some telecommunications executives want the Internet to operate, with some Web sites easier to access than others. For them, this would be a money-making regime.
There is a big PR push going on right now from cable companies to insinuate, without evidence, that Net Neutrality is a bad thing, somehow "bad for consumers." Be aware.

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