I don't see economics here, unless you are extremely naive about reality. There are some items -- abused or not for marketing purposes of the entities used for achieving interests of their shareholders -- which belong to the corpus of common good. Like air and free knowledge are, for example.
The fact that the net neutrality concept has been written from the perspective of the dominant ideology, which adherents are not capable to comprehend that there is something outside of the market, proves just the point that those responsible for the definition should educate themselves a bit and try again. On Nov 30, 2014 12:05 PM, "Mark" <delir...@hackish.org> wrote: > On 11/30/14, 9:49 AM, Ryan Lane wrote: > >> Providing free access to Wikipedia doesn't violate the >> concept of net neutrality. Access to Wikimedia is being subsidized by the >> mobile companies. Access to other sources of information isn't being >> slowed. >> There's no extra charge to access other sources of information. >> > > I don't see a distinction here, unless you're extremely naive about > economics. Discriminatory pricing in any market can be done in two ways: 1. > have a "standard" rate and add a surcharge to certain disfavored uses; or > 2. have a "standard" rate and give a discount to certain favored uses. Most > things done with #1 could be reconfigured to be done with #2 or vice-versa; > it ends up as mainly a rhetorical and administrative difference. In either > case, applied to data, it's varying pricing packet pricing based on whether > the source of the packets is favored or disfavored by the ISP (in this > case, Wikipedia is favored), which is precisely what net neutrality wishes > to prohibit. > > -Mark > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>