Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Idiots on Parade and Net Neutrality

John W. Mayo and Marius Schwartz are professors of economics at Georgetown. Bruce Owen is a professor of public policy at Stanford. Robert Shapiro is a senior policy fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. Lawrence J. White is a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Glenn Woroch is the executive director of the Center for Research on Telecommunications Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

They are also all complete idiots.

They have an opinion piece in the New York Times today. In it, they claim that net neutrality...

could stifle the innovation that has been the hallmark of the Internet.

Idiots. Net neutrality is what built the Internet, and what has made it so innovative.
You will notice that they are all economics and policy people, with one telecom person. There are no Internet people. There are no Internet innovators. No lawyers. Only those who were brought up in an environment where they were told by others, "Control is the one true way." They know nothing about the Internet.