The Internet routes around damage, which is why I suspect this whole Net Neutrality mess will become moot once users realize that they can hobble Cox and Time Warner as easily as they hobble their users. However, thanks to saber-rattling from the big carriers, it looks like the whole thing will be a slog with moneyed folks leading up the pro-Big-Cable cause. For example, this Tweet by the esteemed Senator from Texas, set off a chain reaction in the technosphere:
Luckily, however, we have The Oatmeal. This artist and national treasure took to his site explain Net Neutrality in a clear and unwavering light. The result? A description of Net Neutrality that even a Senator could understand.
Net neutrality is a no-brainer and it is not a “government program.” If the Internet has shown us anything it’s that unfettered access is an unending good, for both consumers and cable companies. Anything less – especially an Internet controlled by corporations – is an abject evil. Pop over here to read the Oatmeal’s rant in its entirety.