I'd really like to see the plan they've got to actually make this work, because I don't think they can. First off, they wouldn't be able to do something like this legally. To tell a handful of websites that they're allowed to be distributed to people for free, but all the others aren't. why don't we start up slavery again too, that sounds like a real larf. The number of lawsuits alone would grind these gears to a halt. The internet wouldn't be able to grow and that's how the trillions of dollars the internet moves around is able to maintain itself. For example, facebook is going to be gay and stupid to everybody by about 2012, but if there's nothing better that comes along to replace it, well guess what! you're stuck with gay ol' facebook unless you want to pay extra to go to this cool new site. growth will be stunted, and that's the only thing this plan would be good for is to put a leash on the internet.
The other monkey wrench that I could easily see happening is that it'll just make itself an apparent target. It's easy to say that people will notice they're being screwed with, but the people within the system that can f*ck with it, will too. Not just the system but the industry will be near impossible to maintain. If this new found internet isn't hacked with and stolen and rerouted to the point that our new internet provider gets as pissed as the music industry was at napster, they're going to have to deal with an army of underdog internet providers who'll maintain the original system and gorge on the millions of people who are afraid of change. This'll prove a real shit fest if it's true, because there's no way that a majority will put up with it. And if they do, then it'll go the way of cable and people will just start stealing internet in record numbers.
Analog's underwear are digital. right now they're set to inverse 1 (I think that means they're on my head).
Last edited by analogZero; 10-15-2008 at 04:23 AM..