…and another former TechTV geek has caved. A few years ago I was listening to Leo Laporte’s Tech Guy show/podcast/”netcast” as he calls it and noticed quite ironically that he talked about being all pro-consumer and hated by certain tech conference organizers and tech companies for being too “pro-consumer” but then was far too soft on AT&T and the various shenanigans that ISPs pull on people these days. Well now it looks like I can add Patrick Norton to this list. >:-(
Seriously? Encouraging people to just play along with Tele-Con ISP monopolists’ whimsical fantasies? Has Revision 3 really sunk that low? Oh yeah, I’m totally going to fork over more money I don’t have to get “business-class” internet a.k.a. less-artificially-restricted Internet service that uses the exact same infrastructure in many cases despite all the “waaaaaaaaaaaaaah congestion” crap the industry wails about. Shameless little shills.
You know, when all this tech podcasting stuff started all those years ago, all of these RSS-downloadable shows and even the UndoTV network back in the day were supposed to be a reaction to Big Media having shuttered the one and only Tech-centered TV channel that brought us such awesome shows as The Screen Savers. Now it looks like after years of growth of this “alternative TV network” that they’ve become the very thing they once stood against. It’s like that movie I saw years ago where middle-aged school administrators at either some school or college had some line about how back in the 60s they stood against “The Man” now they are “The Man.” 😛
I mean, I used to be able to watch Tekzilla in HD on demand thanks to my RSS program, but then AT&T hopped on the capwagon. Oopsie doopsie. Crappy SD YouTube videos for me from this point forward. 😛
These sellouts don’t even know just how much this very thing they’re being all nice about damages their own livelihood. Anyhoo, for geek coverage of America’s Broadband Kerfuffle that actually calls a spade a spade, just go to StopTheCap.Com instead. 😛 Have a nice day. 😛