Thursday, March 03, 2005

Hey, They Do This In China Already

Thinking about joining in this whole blogging thing? Might want to reconsider? Apparently there are people in the government looking into making it illegal to write or e-mail about politics unless you are part of the "traditional media".

"It's going to be a battle, and if nobody in Congress is willing to stand up and say, "Keep your hands off of this, and we'll change the statute to make it clear," then I think grassroots Internet activity is in danger."

If you are in power you can't let the people have the ability to share information in a low cost way. You need to keep the monetary barriers to entry for communication high so that only corporations can communicate.

I feel dangerous.