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Is Broadband a Right or a Luxury?

This is an interesting discussion.
Here’s a teaser from Cory Doctorow:
“Glenn Fleishman’s “The Killer App of 1900” draws striking parallels between the present-day debate over the necessity of Internet access and the early 20th century debate over the necessity of electricity. In the early days of electrification, electricity was a luxury, providing lights to a few people who chose electric over gas. The idea that electricity was a necessity (let alone a right) was widely held to be absurd.”
BTW, I think it’s a right. Yep – just like libraries.

Posted on: December 15, 2009, 5:14 pm Category: Uncategorized

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