Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Thu Jun 23 19:47:18 CDT 2011


On 6/22/2011 14:33, Nathan Eisenberg wrote:
>> 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.
> 

Life safety aside, enough common stuff is moving online (whether it's
paying bills, schoolwork, or preparing forms for the DMV ahead of time),
and it's slowly becoming a disadvantage to not have the internet.

~Seth




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