Originally Posted by 0xygen
While most countries progress in their technology, we here in America are going backwards. They want to control the Internet like they do with TV, subscription based channels & subscription based Internet site access. Then they'll introduce pricing packages for limited number of sites. $39.99 for Google.com, Amazon.com, Yahoo.com. Want to access sites like OverClock.net? Well get our Premium package for $79.99 + $10.00 for extra websites you visit.
P.S: Our companies Web Server has 20GB of space, I do routine (read: weekly) backups of this at home. (Current usage is around 16GB) Add that to FTP upload/download to clients, and remote access from the outside (yes, home office), and you're not just keeping granny smith from looking at ten trillion pictures of her grandaughter on webshots, you're also limiting that GIGANTIC market of folks who've been enabled to work at home with the internet boom.
These are the same people who are:
commuting less by working at home
- saving the earth and the wallet
-relieving a bursting mass transit infrastructure(i'd be commuting to NYC, taking more trains
than needed until capital construction is complete)
eating less fast food since the option to throw together a sandwich or a salad is a few feet away
-saving body, and wallet
-not giving business to multination food empires
saving space; stopping overdevelopment
-the same space serves a dual purpose, as both a home and an office
The speed of the internet has only made opportunities like this more viable, as working through VPN is more and more akin in speed to being in an intranet environment.
We are now looking to reverse this? Is it such a horrible thing that a kid's father doesn't need to be at an office until 1AM working on a presentation every night when he can be home for dinner and work on it after? Wake up, TW.
HAAAAAY, Verizon, if you're reading this: Don't Even Think About ItEdited by FearMeansControl - 6/3/08 at 11:05pm