It’s The End Of The Web As We Know It
You could say TEOTWAWKI also stands for “The End Of The WaltDisney As We Knew It”
It had to happen sooner or later. Get prepared to say goodbye to some of your favorite websites, independent bloggers and everything else that made the Wild West Era of the Internet so great. The following companies have gotten together and like any good paternalist they know better than you know what is best for you, your family and their shareholders.
If you’re a regular reader here at TradeWithDave.com, then you’ve noticed a few changes in the past week. First of all, we started accepting Bitcoin to support the site. Secondly, we are setting up a feedback loop via Google’s new Google+ (Google Plus/Google Circles) technology. All this isn’t by accident. It’s simply so that once the stakes are raised and blogging becomes a $5,000 per month “table minimum” just for bandwidth, we’ll be ready and we’ll still be here. Like I always tell people in business strategy meetings. It’s one thing to be a pioneer, while it’s something altogether different to be successful once the railroad tracks arrive in town. The document below is the railroad tracks and unless you are on the receiving end of dividends from these companies, get ready to buy your ticket.
If you’re ISP is on this list, then you will be subjected to this:
SBC Internet Services, Inc., BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Incorporated, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, Nevada Bell Telephone Company, The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, Wisconsin Bell, Inc., The Southern New England Telephone Company, and BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. (the AT&T Inc. companies); Verizon Online LLC, Verizon Online LLC – Maryland, and Verizon Online Pennsylvania Partnership (the Verizon companies); Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC; CSC Holdings, LLC (solely with respect to its cable systemsoperating in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) (the Cablevision systems); and Time Warner Cable Inc.
If you’re content provider is on this list, then you will be subjected to this:
Disney, NBCUniversal, Fox, Sony, Turner, Viacom, Warner Bros.
If you don’t like this, there’s not a lot you can do about it except to send a complaint letter to your bandwidth provider, your content provider and your congressman. Then again you could cancel your subscriptions and quit taking your kids and grandkids to DisneyWorld.
Here’s a link to the easy to read PDF: CCI-MOU