Looking for the next Net business is my latest over in Linux Journal. I just wrote it, sitting here in a Salinas Starbucks, en route from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. I’ve got a cold and can’t see or think straight, but I want to get the idea out there, so there ya go.
Here’s an excerpt:
|With the rise in network-intensive gaming, of bittorrent traffic, of the need to share big files (e.g. photos and videos), heavy users of the Net will inevitably chafe loudly at legacy asymmetries in the Net subset provided by carriers, at least here in the U.S.|
|So some of us … have been thinking about how we need to rejigger this thing somehow. Either we work with the carriers, or we work around them.|
|I favor the latter, mostly because the flywheels in carrier methods and mentalities are too large and biassed to spin forever right where they are. They’ll move eventually; but it will take competition to do it… That’s what I’m suggesting here.|
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