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On Glenn Beck and Net Neutrality

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Spent a lot of time reading through the Ars Technica piece on Glenn Beck and Net Neutrality

Huge amount of comments following it up, and two things are clear:

1) GB’s popularity/notoriety is still on the rise given a lot of the comments that come out in his support and kneejerk reactions to his stance.

2) A lot of people, including GB it seems, don’t understand what Net Neutrality is.

Now, one of the more reasonable Beckophiles did make a good point that what GB is afraid of , is that the goverment will go beyond the basic principle of NN and end up overstepping their reach – fair comment, .gov does that quite a bit.  I can only imagine that any legislation will be full of bloat and pork. However NN is such a singularly important concept, that we absolutely have to ensure that corporations don’t unfairly throttle down access to competitors or competitors of “friends”. Of course, legislation can’t ever be that easy – so .gov are bound to screw it up, like they did healthcare reform.


Written by skepticalsinner

May 18, 2010 at 5:59 pm

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