How I learned to stop worrying and love the smartphone
By Cory DoctorowPosted 02.01.2005 at 1:25 pm 0 Comments
I love the Internet because I can plug anything I want into it. No ISP tells me what computer I can use or what software it can run. Contrast that with the phone networks. Until 1968, it was illegal to even attach a non-Bell phone. Even today, phone companies charge for services like Caller ID. Imagine if your ISP charged you for seeing the “From” line in your e-mail.