Thursday, January 24, 2008

ATT Ed-Tech Pundit Weighs in on ATT's Insanity

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.

Just kidding!

1 comment:

Miguel said...

Just kidding that you expect Wes Fryer to respond? Just kidding that AT&T, as well as other service providers, are invading our privacy on a regular basis thanks to the role-modeling of the U.S. Government? Just kidding that you don't agree?

What are you kidding about? It's all serious stuff...the only laugh is for the person who throws up his hands and expects it to end by voting Republican.

Miguel