On 14-12-09 08:45 AM, Jens Best wrote:
when calling the usual and established understanding of net
neutrality repeatedly "absolutist".

Except that it is. At its heart, "net neutrality" demands that there be no QoS or pricing difference to 'net access depending on the endpoint. That is, fundamentally, an absolutist view.

As I've said elsewhere, it's percieved as desirable by many first-worlders because we equate that as "everything is equally inexpensive" to level the playing field.

Except that for the vast majority of the world's population, it means "everything is equally expensive and unafordable".

If we fail to understand the necessity to make exceptions or the desirability of making Free Knowledge /effectively/ available to the world then it *is* an absolutist stance.

-- Marc


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