If I Had My Way
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Subject: Empower XVIII - The Internet
On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 The Washington Post published an essay by Meredith Attwell Baker entitled, "Hands off tomorrow's Internet."
On Tuesday, in a party-line vote, the three Democratic commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will adopt net neutrality rules.
The problem with this analysis is it's disconnect from reality. The concept of market forces is a fantasy as is the idea that the Internet is open and free. The FCC is intervening because it needs to if we ever hope to achieve "net neutrality." We need to recognize the truth -- that the Internet, as defined, is a product of selfish forces for selfish purposes.
In addition we are defining the Internet as though it is the connection between computers, the "tubes" so to speak. The proper definition should include all the computers connected to those "tubes" -- and everybody knows that those computers are not open and free -- right??
The difficulty with the FCC is it's dependence upon "those people" that continually sabotage the Governments effort to "do the right thing"
To be continued (I hope)
BTW, in hopes of exciting some discussion I am
posting this page on the following web sites.
Thanks for your time,
Doug Skoglund - firstname.lastname@example.org