I'm looking forward to reading Wes's informative and enlightening analysis of his boss's boss's boss's boss's boss's comment at Davos:
Stephenson said that he had not yet decided to filter traffic on AT&T's lines, but suggested he was seriously considering doing so because a great deal of peer-to-peer file-sharing data on the Internet was illegal -- and, therefore, AT&T had a duty to stop it.
Here's how he put it: "It's like being in a store and watching someone steal a DVD. Do you act?" Stephenson asked.
So there you have it, AT&T's picture of digital communications circa 2008: The Internet is one big movie shop, any one of us is capable of stealing Hollywood's precious moving images, and only AT&T can stop the madness -- and only by searching our bags.