Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Nathan Eisenberg nathan at atlasnetworks.us
Wed Jun 22 21:33:56 UTC 2011

> I agree, the whole use of the terms 'need' and 'want' in this conversation are
> ridiculous.  It's the Internet.  The entire thing isn't a 'need'.  It's not like life
> support or something that will cause loss of life if it isn't there.  The only thing
> to even discuss here is 'want'.  Yes, consumers 'want' super-fast Internet,
> faster than any of us can comprehend right now.  1Tbps to the house, for
> everyone, for cheap!

Wait, the internet isn't a need?  Is this 1991?  Of course it's a need, as surely as heat or electricity are needs.

Without even trying, I can think of a dozen life-safety systems that rely solely on the internet for their functionality.


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