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So the choice is between (likely) sub par speed, censored, Government Internet that I'll have to pay for through taxes and high speed, uncensored, and free Internet from my neighbor who didn't secure his wifi.
Sorry Govs, my neighbor provides a superior product at a better same price.
We tried that already and found that our two brands did not synergize for the maximum benefit of our shareholders at the time. Of course now that we are a joint venture of Dubai and Beijing that could change. It certainly would help the ailing Mexico brand, considering how many of their customers are switching to using America despite America's insane attempt to prevent the brand from growing.
Coat? What coat?
@ AC --Dead people don't contribute anything in tax.
Yes, but they don't ask for much from the government either. If they want brains they rise from their graves and terrorize the living until they get their fill. No government intervention needed, no nanny state, no National Death Service to hand it to them. The Dead are very fiscally responsible.
Fire because it's the only thing them undead buggers fear.
Google: Don't be Evil
Microsoft: Be Evil
Yahoo: Evil? Meh.
If we lose the middle ground then we will be stuck with only the companies that are obviously trying to knife you an back and the one that that implements Gknifeinback using AJAX then leaves in beta for years. We need the voice of apathy towards it's users!
That depends on the setup of the library. Many libraries (at least here in the US) are actually non-profits that (sometimes) recieve municiple funding and in return for that money subject themselves to government oversight.
Yeah I'm being pendatic over here.
Oh and Paris Hilton angle blah... blah... blah....
Of course the final number will yield us a new measure of the economy. Forget the Dow or NASDAQ averages, Pish off gold standard. The economic indicator of the web 3.0 world will be...The Vulture.
It was only a mater of time (measurable in average period between stories featuring the eeepc girl) before this standard is used world over.