I was reading to the kiddo when I discovered the book may have been written by the Yellow King.

I was reading to the kiddo when I discovered the book may have been written by the Yellow King.

Go ahead, say it out loud. The internet is a utility. There, you’ve just skipped past a quarter century of regulatory corruption and lawsuits that still rage to this day and arrived directly at the obvious conclusion. Internet access isn’t a luxury or a choice if you live and participate in the modern economy, it’s a requirement. Have you ever been in an office when the internet goes down? It’s like recess. The internet isn’t an adjunct to real life; it’s not another place. You don’t do things “on the internet,” you just do things. The network is interwoven into every moment of our lives, and we should treat it that way.

Yet the corporations that control internet access insist that they’re providing specialized services that are somehow different than water, power, and telephones. They point to crazy bullshit you don’t want or need like free email addresses and web hosting solutions and goofy personalized search screens as evidence that they’re actually providing “information” services instead of the more highly regulated “telecommunications” services. “Common carrier rules are basically free speech,” says the Free Press’ [Craig] Aaron. “We have all these protections for what happens over landline phones that we’re not extending to data, even though all these people under 25 mostly communicate in data.”

It’s time to just end these stupid legal word games and say what we all already know: internet access is a utility. A commodity that should get better and faster and cheaper over time. Anyone who says otherwise is lying for money.

- The internet is fucked | The Verge

For my generation, “dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose” was a sort of “cellar door” — a phrase that, regardless of meaning or context, had its own beauty.

- Mellow Gold Turns 20 | Stereogum

thisistheverge:

The internet is fucked Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and university labs to kitchen tables and city streets. We are all travelers now, desperate souls searching for a signal to connect us all. It is awesome. And we’re fucking everything up.

thisistheverge:

The internet is fucked
Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and university labs to kitchen tables and city streets. We are all travelers now, desperate souls searching for a signal to connect us all. It is awesome. And we’re fucking everything up.

Nerdy Fact #1049
Whoever made this misspelled a two-letter word.

Nerdy Fact #1049

Whoever made this misspelled a two-letter word.

(Source: notcommonfact)

R.I.P. Coffeemaker. 

You will be missed.

R.I.P. Coffeemaker.

You will be missed.

This little monster is one year old today, and I don’t even know how that’s possible.

Hi, I’m thebusstop, here to tell you how you too can lose 11 lbs in 24 hours with the magic of stomach viruses.

Action Bronson. (at A&R Music Bar)

Action Bronson. (at A&R Music Bar)

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