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Monday, December 22, 2008

Sensible comment on Google's strategy

Saul Hansell of the New York Times explains in the wake of the WSJ article:
"Sometimes the issue is framed as a total bandwidth egalitarianism, when that’s not really what they want. There is a huge fight here, not over whether there will be first class and coach seats, but how those seats will be priced and who will pay for them. Google and others are saying that, in effect, every seat in the same class of service should have the same price, and that Internet providers can’t add surcharges to companies they don’t like or give discounts to those they do."

This analysis actually begins to get to the heart of the problem, instead of the info-communism which seems so prevalent in the US.

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