Future Regulation Alert
Beep… Beep… Beep…
Warning: Incoming excuse for regulation detected on the radar screen.
The alleged exposé of wasted energy by Internet companies that recently appeared in The New York Times (motto: ‘We know your business better than you do, even if we're trying to compete with you and failing.’) will be a new excuse to regulate supposedly-wasteful Internet companies. Hmmmm… Could this be preferentially aimed at anybody who insults an ethnic group on the A list? (It might not be same groups as today. By the time the regulations are passed, there might be new groups on the A list. The A list changes every generation or two.)
On the other hand, maybe it's merely an attempt by the legacy media to handicap competitors … with a little help from management consultants and the people who designed toilets that have to be flushed several times.