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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What They Were Saying Not That Long Ago

On January 25, 2000, the following appeared on rec.arts.sf.written:

The consolidation of AOL and Time Warner has sealed the fate of the Internet completely. The libertarians have lost. The consolidationists have won, completely and decisively.
It's interesting how monopoly capitalism is always just around the corner … but it's a different monopoly each time.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A corporate dystopia is always just about to overwhelm us . . . and the solution is always to give more power to politicians and bureaucrats.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous eddie said...

I didn't realize we libertarians were battling against AOL and Time Warner for control of the Internet.

If I had known, I would have posted more. I guess it's my fault we lost.

Sorry.

11:55 AM  

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