Net Neutralists are defending freedom and innovation but don’t get either

Net Neutralists say they are standing up for freedom and innovation -but, alas, they don’t get either. So in their misplaced crusade they’ll end up making both scarcer: Competition is creative; it explores and experiments with new ways of doing business, new products and innovative financing arrangements, new marketing techniques. Some will work; many will fail. But … Continue reading “Net Neutralists are defending freedom and innovation but don’t get either”

The mentality behind Net Neutrality is nothing new

Plus ça change.. and all that. The mentality behind Net Neutrality -“saving” the Internet from private providers by increasing government’s power over it -is nothing new: “..well-meaning efforts by legislators and regulators to protect consumers from supposedly wicked acts by monopolists tend instead to preserve monopolies. By preventing the appearance of new services that might … Continue reading “The mentality behind Net Neutrality is nothing new”

Net Neutrality and Innovation.

One of the many things in the public discourse over Net Neutrality that has puzzled me is the use of the word- Innovation. A motley group of start-up founders will come to a TV show and say free-basics and network management will harm innovation ! Some give bytes to news websites saying – ‘An end … Continue reading “Net Neutrality and Innovation.”