Net Neutrality Links
I’ve added these links to the Net Neutrality Page today.
Amanda does it again
So anyhow, for my theory de jour (nope sorry, not French) I reckon if the deep-corrupt US politicians and marketeers want to take their county’s technology back to the dark ages (as they appear to have done with foreign policy), and the people in that country are fool enough to swallow that line, then I say f**k ’em [my edit]. It’ll be a shame to lose such an innovative population from a unified, global, open net, but if that’s the way it’s going – friends, check your passports are up to date. . . .
Even within the mindset of US capitalism, the idea is broken. Other nations (and corporates) with a clue will thrive in an environment where Americans have lost net neutrality. Yep, sit back and use your PC as a glorified DVD player, your mobile for ordering a burger, while your economy gets left in the slow lane.
The world has a huge amount to be grateful for to American people for the work behind the Internet, behind the Web. But this is the human race we’re talking about, if some nation decides to go tinpot for dollars then it isn’t any one else’s responsibility. The Internet is bigger than the United States. The Internet was designed (in the US) to work around breakage, no matter where it happens.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
NET NEUTRALITY PAGE