Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Wireless Web To Save The World? (I hope so)

Every single day another major metropolitan area announces an "initiative" to provide free wireless internet service (WI-FI) to their entire City. Recently Philadelphia and Chicago have told their citizens that they intend to bathe every street in free internet signals.

So, let's get this right, free wireless internet is going to save us all? GOFIGYA!.

If you think about it, the best thing the web has going for it is a total LACK of government involvement. Aside from Al Gore's fathering of the Internet, the best thing about the digital universe is the paucity of politicians.

The internet has revolutionized communication, commerce and even dating... And it's done it all WITHOUT the benefit of government oversight. Well, Spud, that express train to prosperity and innovation is apparently about to come to a screeching halt.

The equation is simple - take something successful, add in one part government and you've got a recipe for ruin.

How can I be so certain? We've only got about 230 years of background information on this one. If you want something to stop developing and fester like a open sore... Let the politicians take control. Should you need further examples, take a scan of our nation's annual budget. Our Federal budget reads like an encyclopedia of stupid spending and runaway waste. Keep your earmarking, entitlement hands off my internet!

Aside from the fears we all have of govt oversight of the Web... Can you imagine what will happen when the Internet is available virtually everywhere? The computer companies will develop more portable devices so you and I can get online EVERYWHERE and ANYWHERE. People in cars, on buses, or walking the streets will be spending less time paying attention to driving while talking on their cell phones... and why? They'll be busy logging on to sites like this one and I can't handle being responsible for any more problems than I'm already creating.


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