Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Win one for the good guys

Thanks to an eleventh-hour agreement, the US will retain control of the Internet. Actually, it was more along the lines of the rest of the world finally realizing that the US would never give up control of the Internet and deciding to act like they got concessions fron the US. As I posted in September, giving up control of the Internet would be a very bad idea for the US. Although getting governments out of the Internet business would probably be a good idea in the long run, this whole situation brings to mind a quote by Sir Winston Churchill. He said that "Democracy is the worse form of government, except for all the rest." We can paraphase that to say "US control of the Internet is the worse form of Internet control, except for all (the EU, the UN, , etc) the rest". Just imagine just how screwed up things would be with government slugs from Brussels or New York in charge. Now that's a nightmare!


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