A Bad Day for Freedom, Science, and Technology
"Net Neutrality" sounds good, like Swiss chocolate. But…
Now the FCC will begin to tax the Internet and dictate how the Web develops.
Remember Ma Bell?
Telephone answering machines were invented in the 1930s but only introduced to the public in the 1970s, because it was not permitted by Tariffs and other Regulations.
Packet switching, which is the foundation of the Internet, was invented in the late 1950s but held back from wide use until the late 1980s, because it was not permitted by Tariffs and other Regulations.
Government over-regulation held back the Internet for half a century! Imagine what America could have been if we had the Web in the 1960s. But we didn't, because of the FCC and its friends.
Mark my words: This week's ruling spells the end of freedom and quashes the development of science and technology.
Be careful what you wish for.