Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Net Neutrality

They are trying to kill the internet, yet again.

Whenever I make this point I get a lot of disagreement, but it's a bit of miraculous luck (and, yes, smarts and deliberate efforts by certain people as well) that the internet exists in anything resembling its current form. If outfits like Compuserve and AOL had seen it coming they would've killed it off and we would've had various walled gardens with limited interoperability and no ability by individuals to just slap up their own shingle on the (nonexistent) internets. Remember, they're still fighting goddamn interoperability of instant messaging.