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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

"This whole free speech thing has gone way too far"

The Bu$hCo-Cheneyburton Fixer & Enforcer General, Abu Gonzo, is probably thinking right now.

Thus, the call among the government's finest private contractors for this:

NEW YORK - Although it has already taken nearly four decades to get this far in building the Internet, some university researchers with the federal government's blessing want to scrap all that and start over...

The National Science Foundation wants to build an experimental research network known as the Global Environment for Network Innovations, or GENI, and is funding several projects at universities and elsewhere through Future Internet Network Design, or FIND.

Rutgers, Stanford, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are among the universities pursuing individual projects. Other government agencies, including the Defense Department, have also been exploring the concept...

Clean-slate advocates say the cozy world of researchers in the 1970s and 1980s doesn't necessarily mesh with the realities and needs of the commercial Internet...

In other words, the golden rule. Those that have the gold, make the rules.

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