Fwd: OT (maybe!): Re: facilities-n-planning: Internet Neutrality
- Begin forwarded message:
> From: Brett Delmage <Brett.Delmage@...>John A. Ardelli
> Date: September 2, 2009 1:24:36 PM ADT
> Reply-To: facilities-n-planning@...
> On Wed, 2 Sep 2009, John A. Ardelli wrote:
>> I know this has nothing to do with the topic of this group. If
>> you're not interested in off-topic posts, I apologize for the
>> intrusion; feel free to delete it. However, as it is on an issue
>> that I believe affects ALL users of the Internet, I felt compelled
>> to share this:
> "Until now, the concept described by the term was part of the
> "common sense" of the Internet"
> Hi John, "net neutrality" may not be directly related to this
> group, but it has parallels to cycling.
> Cyclists have fought and continue to fight for our rights to use the
> road: ALL roads (except some high-level limited access highways) and
> continue to do so. As cyclists, we believe that public roads should
> accomodate ALL vehicles, not just vehicles with 4 wheels, or people
> who pay "gas taxes" (not that those pay the true costs of roads!)
> It was free-spirit individuals, cyclists, who started the "good road
> movement" - and than later found themselves increasingly not welcome
> on them.
> I DO think there are similarities between fighting for equal road
> access and fighting for equal internet access. Cyclists, of all
> individuals, should understand this - and join the new movement
> fighting to maintain full access to the information highway, in
> addition to the asphalt one.
> As we are finding out in Ontario, when you're kicked off the real
> provincial asphalt highway, good luck getting there from here. It's
> a lot harder fighting this AFTER it happens.
> Good luck to us all.
> Brett Delmage
> Ottawa, ON
> running independent cycling internet email, list and web servers
> since 2008 - and hoping to be able to continue doing so