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    The .NET Fork in the .ROAD - .USA to the .RIGHT
    by Anonymous on Saturday July 30 2005, @05:51AM (#15756)
    The .NET Fork in the .ROAD - .USA to the .RIGHT

    The .NET is finally taking shape. The .NET (dot NET)
    is NOT the Internet. There is nothing "international"
    about it.

    The .NET is the sum total of people connected to
    high-speed telco-run (professional and ethical)
    back-bones. They are in the .USA. You can not get
    to the .NET from outside the .USA. It can not
    happen because the laws of physics prevent it.
    The .UN and the .ITU can huff and puff and
    threaten to blow some hot air but they can not
    make the .NET go away.

    Many industries reach the fork in the road.
    Broadcast TV claimed cable TV would never happen.
    Before that, radio claimed TV would not catch on.
    Radio has not gone away, it is different.
    The Internet will not go away, it will be viewed
    as different from .NET.

    .NET users can not be held back because there
    is no bandwidth to third-world areas on planet
    earth. People will have to migrate to the .USA
    and live in the .USA (under all the laws) to be
    connected to the .NET. Those that are connected
    will make the rules, not people on the old
    Internet, sitting in Australia or Switzerland.

    It makes no sense to route packets to places
    where the packets arrive too late to be useful.
    Much of the wasted IP address space can be
    reclaimed for the .NET located in the .USA.

    .KIDS in the .USA will not know what it is like
    living in a third-world area and starved for
    information and entertainment. The .USA .KIDS
    will have all they can eat, high-speed .NET
    at a price the .ITU and .UN could never deliver.

    The fork in the road is clear. The .USA goes to
    the .RIGHT. All of the Internet groupies and
    insiders can head down the path to the .LEFT
    and try to sell out-dated technology to the
    third world. The .USA could not care less what
    the insiders and ICANN do and for that matter
    the .UN and the .ITU.

    .PS .NET gets to have .FUN and the soccer games
    are on-line, 3D and anyone on the .NET can play
    not just well-heeled lawyers spending money they
    extracted from you.
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