Me on CBC’s Search Engine

I’ve been quoted on [CBC’s Search Engine](! You can [listen to the episode online]( I just got around to listening to the episode (via podcast, of course) today.

A couple weeks ago they asked question about whether [net neutrality should be a right]( I caught that in my RSS feed and manage to get first post with one of many, many little arguments that I think pile up and demonstrate why some sort of guaranteed net neutrality is essential to what makes the Internet a positive, democratizing force. Here’s what I said:

> The Internet is a platform. It’s nothing without the people and the technologies that are built on it.
> Net Neutrality guarantees that new technologies (and new people) won’t be excluded by incumbents seeking to defend their position.
> Tim Berners-Lee said “When I invented the Web, I didn’t have to ask anyone for permission.”

They left out the bit about incumbents in the show… Not brilliant or earth-shattering, I think, but I think it’s a point that needs making.

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