Do This NOW!

If you’re reading this, you know you support “Net Neutrality” and wouldn’t want OneUtah to have any more problems then it’s got now or had in the past.

The internet is abuzz with news that the Chairman of the FCC seems to be hearing Americans of ALL persuasions concerning our desire not to give away the promise of the internet, to be a forum for everybody and not just another movie, advertising or propaganda channel.

I don’t wish to cast any negative aspersions on the good chairman, but he DID used to be a lobbyist for the opposition to a free internet. Now isn’t the time to be pacified into thinking we’ve won.

You might not be a fan of Daily KOS, and I’ve had my issues with that blog myself, but they have provided a simple page which provides you with a way to easily make your comment to the FCC. I am happy that it doesn’t provide the text of your comment, which would most likely not get read and possibly get discarded automatically by the recipient.

Go here to construct and send your comment.

For all it’s worth, here’s mine:

I consider “net neutrality” to be the biggest issue today. The invention of the internet has allowed knowledge and ideas to flow in ways that were unimaginable to anyone just a few years ago. If the largest corporations are allowed to control this powerful tool, it will become just another advertising platform for wealth creation and people will lose interest. Personally, it would devastate my trust in what America used to stand for and lessen my interest in democracy itself.

I was nice, no?

  1. #1 by cav - eBoomer on January 8, 2015 - 10:10 pm

    Done.

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on January 8, 2015 - 10:46 pm

    I actually remember when there was an ethic on the Internet that prohibited commercial messages, and needless to say there was no advertising of any kind.

    I sent in my two cents for the FCC even though no doubt DKos is going to be bugging me forever with e-mails asking for money.

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on January 8, 2015 - 11:23 pm

    Thanks guys!

    About all I do these days are delete messages asking me to “chip in”, although I still often do. Brad Friedman gets most of the lose dough I don’t have.

    I once had a free account at Compuserve, given to me by Antic Software when they decided to publish my Atari program so I could update it. I wouldn’t have been able to afford it otherwise. They also sent me every piece of software published by them, but I already had all of them. It was an amazing adventure for me though.

    The last time I sent them an update, I had to tell them to halt everything. The program wasn’t working and they were very angry because they had already packaged 200 copies of the program.

    Crap!

    Hey, I had a full time job fabricating eyeglasses and it was hard for me. I went three days without sleep one time. The last update I sent was very solid, but didn’t make me any money because they, and Atari went out of business and so did the printer my program was designed for. I wouldn’t give up the experience for anything. It was an amazing line of products and I was very proud to be a part of it.

    I don’t remember a smidgen of advertising on Compuserve.

    I don’t know how humanity survived all these eons without advertising, but I think we should definitely try. 🙂

  4. #4 by Larry Bergan on January 8, 2015 - 11:57 pm

    The man who developed the software company and magazine I was involved with later decided to sit on top of a mountain and watch out for fires near San Francisco. He made this movie, which, hopefully, will be able to restore a mountain that was devastated by the fear of war there.

    Click on the top left video thumbnail with the awards shown.

    The software he helped people to develop later became 3ds max, which was used to create the tiger in the movie “Life of Pi”.

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