Friday, May 05, 2006


So you think your blog is pretty important, do you?
Yeah, so do I. And I want to be able to keep finding your blog and those of other people who are not able to put a gajillion bucks into promoting it. That's why I signed the petition to maintain the concept of Net Neutrality, which allows everyone equal opportunity to compete for hits, and is one of the fundamental principles behind the internet. Net Neutrality is the reason that internet is a forum for free speech and innovation.
Last night, The Hour, always watching our backs, covered the proposed new legislation which would allow some corporations to control what we can readily access over the Internet. This legislation would allow certain service providers to selectively give better connections to sites which had content which they favoured, and would charge money for that privilege.
Well, you just see where this is going, don't you? This would result in a two-tiered internet, with high quality high speed connections reserved for those who can afford to pay for the enhanced service, while the rest of us toil in obscurity.
And that's why I've put a permanent link on my sidebar so that you will continue to have the chance to go there and voice your protest.
Thanks to Kian and Metroid for the link to Save the Internet. Well done, kids.
And you just know that The Hour will post more links and information on this, because they are good like that.

13 comments:

Barbara said...

Jinx re:post subject. Of course you said it better.
You have an Hour cup! I am so jealous. Where do I get one?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha, must be the posting subject of the day! (and I did not say it any better, but thank you)
I don't have an Hour cup, Barbara W. I just have a picture of one. I have a CBC pen though.

Alana said...

No doubt, I'd start drinking coffee just for a cup like that!

Thanks for posting the link Barbara, I'm going to put that link in my sidebar was well, but I won't write an entry about it, you two Barbaras seemed to have covered that pretty well. :P

Alana

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You could even drink orange juice out of a fine mug like that, Alana.
Thanks for putting up the save-the-net link on your site as well.

Power to the people.

Barbara said...

I have a CBC pen too. But I so want a mug... I think when I am in TO I will have to stop by CBC (I hope they are open on Sunday) and see if they have a gift shop with mugs... I'll buy a bunch.

michelle said...

*whimper* You guys get all the cool swag. Coffee cups & stuff, man... we have to pay for that kind of gear down here. *whimper X 2*

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You've just gotta know the right people, Michelle. For instance, I know Barbara W so I'm counting of her scoring some good swag for me sometime. hahaha kidding, BW. But I would give my first-born for an Hour t-shirt.

Barbara said...

I'll bring all my money to the CBC gift shop then. They take Canadian money there right? What size tshirt? Do they have an online shop?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

no no no - don't buy me shirt, Barbara W. I was joshing. I appreciate the thought, though.

Alana said...

You know, I once saw a t-shirt online that said "Mrs.Stroumboulopoulos". That would be the kick of all ass. I'd have purchased it if I had a credit card!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I heard about those shirts. I guess George was pretty gobsmacked by the whole idea, as you can just imagine.

~Jen~ said...

they just find a way to FUCK UP everything dont they?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They're bastards, is why, Jen!