Thursday, February 26, 2015

net neutrality passes

I feel like justice has triumphed for the first time since 1980. The FCC has voted to reclassify broadband internet as a utility, meaning that ISP's won't be able to preferentially supply their favorite content over content from other sources.

The open standard means more freedom, and (probably) more innovation.

In the earliest days of computing, when standards were wide open, computers suddenly got sound, video, telephony, and magic. Now that there are so many competing standards, I can't remember the last computer innovation that impressed me.

With the open standard of the internet, though, I'm ready to be impressed.

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