"Allie," I said as I spread his Marmite, "it's absurd to equate the freedom of millionaires to push their line with the freedom of a basement pamphleteer to challenge them."
"Oh, mummy," he said, "don't be so silly. You are confusing freedom with capability. The Flat Earth News is free to sell a million copies. What it lacks is the capability of finding a million people with fourpence and the conviction that the earth is flat. You see, mummy," he said, "people don't buy rich men's papers because the men are rich; the men are rich because people buy their papers." - Tom Stoppard, "Night and Day"
Depending on who you ask, the Internet is poised to either grind to a slow, shuddering halt or be invigorated with an infusion of confidence and investment after the FCC votes the net neutrality/Internet Freedom order tomorrow. At least, that is what some of the hyperbole surrounding the issue portends. The truth is probably somewhere in between.