Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the internet. Remember: nothing good ever happens after 2:00AM.Also on:
A story of connecting to the internet for the first time. Oh, the 90s!
A novelty piece in the old “break-in” style pioneered by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue.I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally.If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit.Thanks!Also on:
Ah, the early days of web marketing! Before the dark times. Before Facebook. Who remembers Outpost.com?
Would you tattoo a website on your forehead for $4,000?
Even though it may, for now, be a largely symbolic move, I’m quite proud of those responsible for this. Bravo!
When an internet user hits a web page that has been blocked for legal reasons (read: censorship), they may be presented with a 451 error instead of the more generic 403 “forbidden” error. This is a win for transparency.
This already tried to pass in Europe. It almost won. Don’t say it can’t happen.
Imagine a world without links. That’s what you’re in for if Big Media lobbyists get their way. Help us save our right to link at http://SaveTheLink.org
For those of you of a certain age, you may remember the sorts of relics featured in this video. I remember a world where the Internet was a myriad of grey windows decked in low-res .gif or .jpeg images and Times New Roman 12pt font. Either that, or it was all held within the walled garden of America Online, Compuserve, Prodigy, or MSN. This VHS copy from 1995 introduces the viewer to the newest, greatest technical achievement: The World Wide Web.
But before we go too far, let’s take a moment and have a look at just what the Internet is and what it takes to start surfing through Cyberspace. You may already be a net surfer and you may want to skip this section, but if you’re just starting out, we suggest you spend a few minutes getting familiar with some of the most common Internet terms.
Short answer: NO.
It’s easy to get lost in the weeds of the debate, but the question before the FCC can be boiled down to pretty simple terms: Are we happy with the state of America’s internet service providers and the way they conduct their business?
Update: “My Plan for a Free and Open Internet“
Thanks to overzealous spying on the part of the US government’s alphabet soup, countries are looking for ways to circumvent the massive civil liberties and legal violations that come with routing internet traffic through US servers. To wit, Brazil has probably taken the boldest steps so far–requiring US service providers to house their servers within Brazil’s sovereign territory (so they will be subject to Brazilian law) and even going so far as to plan a transatlantic telecommunications cable, connecting to their European sister nation, Portugal.
The US (and, to an even greater extent, the UK) look like they’re trying to prove George Orwell right. The question is: how do we stop it?