The U.S. Department of Justice just came out against net neutrality, while Google is all for it. (For a primer on the topic, click here.) That’s some choice—siding with a government agency that rubber-stamps Guantanamo Bay or a company that ravenously collects and catalogues everything about everyone so Nike can sell more sneakers. Pearl Jam supports net neutrality, which almost makes me want to oppose it, since their last few albums sucked. A lesson from history: When it comes to creating tiered systems and boosting some groups’ ideas while suppressing others, the slope tends to get slippery—and those remaining neutral quickly fall. So I’m pro. Unless the White House calls about that résumé I faxed over for the recently vacated AG slot at DOJ. In that case, Google will learn my position on net neutrality soon enough.
—Posted by David Gianatasio