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Taming the Web 365

Thomas writes: "A story on Technology Review outlines the closer-to-reality-than-you-think fact that Internet regulations are right around the corner. It points out three false hopes held by web 'libertarians.' 1. the web is too international to control. 2. the net is too interconnected to fence in. 3. the net is full of hackers that are impossible to control. This is a good read." Bingo.
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Taming the Web

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  • Myth #4 (Score:5, Funny)

    by Illserve ( 56215 ) on Tuesday August 14, 2001 @06:26PM (#2123712)
    Our html coders know how to make a series of links between a sequence webpages.

  • by letchhausen ( 95030 ) <[moc.oohay] [ta] [nesuahhctel]> on Tuesday August 14, 2001 @06:17PM (#2128928) Homepage
    I always said that this so-called "Internet" was just a fad that, once regulations were in place, would go away. No porn, no web, no kidding. Fuck the pigs, trying to control our a friend pointed out to me recently, John Locke said that the state should never put itself into the business of protecting citizens from themselves. And of course there's the old Ben Franklin saw that those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither. Looks like it's police state time for Amerika. I wouldn't be so down if it wasn't for the fact that so many people are so stupid that they would check into the Matrix hotel as the ultimate gated community. What happens to Neo and Morpheus when they wake people up and get to be as stunned as Randall P. McMurphy when the people tell them that they checked themselves in voluntarily....

  • Falco?!? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 14, 2001 @06:43PM (#2156634)
    As in "Rock Me Amadeus" Falco? Since when is he credentialed to judge the future of the Internet?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 14, 2001 @06:27PM (#2156649)
    I find your defeatism self-defeating.
  • Re:Um. (Score:3, Funny)

    by camusflage ( 65105 ) on Tuesday August 14, 2001 @07:55PM (#2170318)
    connected to a shinyhappy ad-laden corporate network through ATM-like dumb terminals.

    Larry Ellison? You're posting to /. now?

    Seriously though, I thought we had pretty much squashed the idea of network computers circa. 1998.

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