Humor: The Oatmeal explains net neutrality like only The Oatmeal can

Humor: The Oatmeal explains net neutrality like only The Oatmeal can
The net neutrality issue finally got into the public spotlight as president Obama made headlines regarding the matter. Prompted by a short, but outrageous enough Twitter-statement by Senator Ted Cruz, The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman chalked up an open letter that's equal parts net neutrality education, politician ignorance mocking, informed fact stating, and trademark Oatmeal humor. 

Inman asks readers to imagine being forced into using a lame search engine by Comcast, else they open Googl and their internet speed gets throttled or browser riddled with ads. What sounds like a dystopian vision that went wild quickly becomes reality as the cartoonist turns to the Comcast-Netflix throttling issue to give his point some worrying authenticity. 

It's worth checking out the infographic, whether for catching up on the issue, or just for laughs.


source: The Oatmeal

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4 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

I feel bad for Americans, hope the gov thinks this over.

2. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I would feel bad for them if we didn't have the issue in Europe too. The telecomm lobbies are pushing for it big time (to be able to control the access of the customers). It's just that the telecomms are smaller in size and they don't hold that much power as in America. But the underlying issue is still the same.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Ahh thats what I needed. I finally understand what net neutrality is :D

4. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Hence why I hate the carriers and telcoms. This is why Google should be allowed to provide Google fiber all over that would allow for WiFi communication and calling. this would kick the carriers into high gear to get their act together and stop bulling their own customers.

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