Is Naughty By Nature’s “Feel Me Flow” a bop?
None of those are entirely inaccurate, but it only applies to some folks who are pro-Net-Neutrality and it’s a pretty clear well poisoning for the rest of his article.
Given the sheer volume of chicken little takes on this issue, not mentioning them would be an unusually high bar to expect anyone who supports light touch regulation of the ISPs to hurdle. If anything, shouldn't the proponents of net neutrality be doing more to call out the more hyperbolic takes coming from that side of the argument? That would certainly do more to convince me; although I and it that I'm likely not the median voter or median consumer of internet opinion pieces. I do agree, however, that if you're going to argue against the OIO, then you ought to do more to make an affirmative argument in its favor.
I am ambivalent on this issue for the simple reason that I don't know enough to have a well-informed opinion. Here is what I would like to see from those against the FCC's current actions: tell me what's going to be different about how the ISPs do business a year from now and five years from now and twenty years from now. The farther out we get, the more theoretical this gets, but hearing opinions on what happens a year from now will at least give me some measure by which to gauge the actual results, a year from now.
Also, I put a lot more weight on the the things were not that different pre-IOI argument. Technological advances aside, how much can or will the ISPs do when the FCC's stance is likely to flip flop back and forth every time it's membership changes composition? And that question just brings me back to wanting to know people's best guess as to the what the new status quo will look like.