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Artur Bergman

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Posted using LJ Talk... [Dec. 28th, 2008|05:27 am]
Artur Bergman
Whenever you read something like "who claim that there will be no real downsides if we allow companies to boost their bottom lines at the expense of consumers." you are reading some delusional socialist who fail to realize that that the entire point of companies is to boost their bottom lines at the expense of consumers. And that we can choose not to the use them. If we can't choose, there are already laws to deal with that.

Yes, I am looking at you, bit torrent abusing (yeah, you abused my free wifi too) users who want to keep and eat their all you can eat internet cake.

Infrastructure ain't cheap or free.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2008-12-28 09:57 pm (UTC)
The free speech ideals are always drowned out by the free beer desire. Just as businesses inevitably drop quality, raise prices, and fuck everyone.

Life is bleak.
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[User Picture]From: daeken_eulogy
2008-12-29 01:53 pm (UTC)
When companies do such things, it leaves a gap for other companies to step in and compete with them in that space. Companies will only stagnate and decrease the value of their products when there isn't real competition. Note: Real competition, unlike what's going on with ISPs in the US.
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