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[ NNSquad ] Wired: "Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid, Prioritized Traffic?"
Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid, Prioritized Traffic? http://bit.ly/bFsVRZ (Wired) I remember some of these discussions, and one thing is pretty clear. None of us -- as far as I know anyway -- really anticipated that effective competition for Internet access services would continue to be so limited and manipulated by the dominant carriers in the manner that has now transpired in the U.S. The point being, history is extremely important in understanding how we got to where we are. It is of far less value in creating forward-looking technology-related policies. So to the extent that there's interest in the opinions of we old-timers to deal with issues *today*, our views related to these issues in the context of the Internet *today* are far more relevant than what they were in the context of the Internet of years ago. --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator