(For those who say I just don’t get it…Get this!)
I was just sent an article that was posted on Wired®. It seems my post on what I believe might be coming in regards to the idea of subscriptions and luxury was more on target than I first thought.
Here’s a very pointed statement from that article:
(link to original article here)
Internet Freedom Day: This Year We Go to War for Net Neutrality
By Marvin Ammori 01.18.14
“Because with the recent ruling, cable and phone companies like Verizon and AT&T now have the legal right to block any website, webpage, blog, video, web technology, app, cloud sync technology, or anything else running online through their pipes. Put another way, Comcast or Time Warner Cable can now block Netflix, BitTorrent, or even this article. They can choose to provide better service to some entities and not others, letting some websites load very, very slowly and others load instantly (for a fee!).”
As I wrote in my previous article:
“What if I can have all that access or benefits but under a branded pay for banner? One that’s decisively, or more importantly distinctively shows I have something, or better access to something – than someone else.
Hard to contemplate and more than improbable if by law every URL had to be treated equally. However, change that law as to invert it? Then contemplation turns into realization near instantaneously.”
It would seem my fear of sounding as if I was just throwing around hyperbole has been nullified.
© 2014 Mark St.Cyr