The Longest Now


Big Gov providing basic comm-chans? Oh my!
Friday February 18th 2005, 10:58 am
Filed under: popular demand

Modern debates about public v. private wifi outlays, and whether municipalities and dictatorial! monopolistic! governments should be involved, look pretty silly when viewed with the proper perspective… Glenn Fleishman highlights this in a recent essay with an excellent thought-experiment about electricity.

Reasoning by parallel analogy is wonderfully satisfying. (Even if reasoning by poor analogy is often the opposite…) All of this isn’t to say that municipal wifi control is the way to go — only that the standard arguments against it aren’t worth much.

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