I appreciate the occasional well-meaning attempts to find sanitized alternative terms that preserve some of the flavor of the old standards, but sometimes there's just no replacement for le f-mot juste.
The fate of the open Internet now rests in the hands of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. The chairman just needs to muster the courage to do right by the millions of Internet users who demand an Internet of, for, and by the people.
Free Press' tactics aren't helpful. As a Democrat, I truly believe that Free Press could be an important progressive voice at the table on how technology can contribute to putting Americans back to work.
The FCC chairman has to recognize the firm hand he holds in having two commissioners supporting him and recognize as well that if political forces want to reverse his decision, so be it. That shouldn't stop him from doing what's best for the American people.
It's not too late to turn things around for net neutrality. And Julius Genachowski's legacy as chair of the FCC -- either as a champion of openness or as a toothless bureaucrat -- rests on what he does now.
The whole point of the Internet is that customers choose what they want to do online, and companies, which offer services and features, have the opportunity to supply them. It is not a cable system; it is the "sacred Internet."
We to ensure that the Internet can be open and indifferent to all content. Congress didn't just sit on their hands and hope that just because no one had yet developed Yellowstone it wasn't at risk of such a fate.
You're either for net neutrality, or you're against it. The problem with the middle ground is that it doesn't exist; the search is futile. But that doesn't mean you can't go on searching for it forever.