Internet

The Best? The Worst? The Internet!

The Best? The Worst? The Internet!

In terms of gender, the internet has to be a woman. (Women being perhaps the only other “thing” in the universe that has brought me absolute delight and absolute disgust, in the same day, the same hour, the same moment.) It is the single greatest, and the single worst, invention in my lifetime. Your favorite […]

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

Years from now, the world will look back on February 26, 2015, as the day that the Internet began to die. Today, the FCC reclassifies the Internet as a common carrier service and imposes archaic 1930s-era regulation upon the most innovative and creative culture since the Renaissance. Very soon, an avalanche of rules and compliance […]

The Smoke Screen of Net Neutrality

The Smoke Screen of Net Neutrality

Technology has historically been a great equalizer, allowing the small and meek to compete against the big and powerful. The Internet with its egalitarian access is probably the most well-known example. A single user on the Internet possesses a stature equal to the largest multi-national corporation. This reality appeals to our sense of equality and […]