[rumori] IP killed the Internet

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 20:21:49 PDT

IP as in Intellectual Property, of course, not Internet
Protocol. heh.

i just read an interesting article, which is mostly
off-topic here, about the decline of broadband. but there
is one relevant point:

"some say there's no ``killer app'' -- now that Napster is
essentially dead -- that would inspire a mainstream consumer
to insist on a broadband connection."

So, there we have it, folks. If only the Culture Trust would
let us file-share for free, the "internet economy" wouldn't
be going down the tubes. a bit of a paradox, but there's
something to that. If the capitalist grip was just a little
looser, even the capitalists would be better off in the end.
IMO. YMMV. :-)


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