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Twenty Years of Communications Change

The majority of the recent change is the result of advances in communications inter-connectivity. The ability of people to get a lot of information for free is very recent. Was this one of the biggest tactical blunders in history? Was this decision to give away access to knowledge for free a mistake?

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Funny, I didn’t die because of the illegal reclassification of the Internet

I didn’t die because of the illegal reclassification of the Internet by the Obama dominated FCC. They changed it from an information service (unregulated) to a telecommunications one (regulated back in 1936). Changing it back again was supposed to result in all of us DYING (emphasis mine, reformatted)! Net neutrality mania was so intense that …

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The New Old ‘Speech Police’

You’ve heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know but who you know.” Connections. Networking. The insiders game. How about, “it’s not what you’ve done but who you follow?” Could who you track on social media, regardless of whether you just lurk or engage, get you excluded from things in the real world like jobs or …

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Why New Hampshire’s ‘hurried’ Internet Sales Tax Solution Had to Die

The recent scramble to “do something” after the Wayfair decision said states could tax internet sales was big news. When the New Hampshire House killed the ‘bipartisan’ draft language that was big news. What should be even bigger news is that the language the committee used to draft the proposed legislation could hand some measure of “tax administration …

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