If You’re Still Whining About AT&T’s 3G Data Throttling, You’re Part Of The Problem – SplatF

If You’re Still Whining About AT&T’s 3G Data Throttling, You’re Part Of The Problem – SplatF:

Here’s the big picture bottom line: If you use a lot of data, you are clearly getting some sort of value out of it. Value isn’t free. The world’s finite resources simply aren’t trending toward free. That isn’t logical. I predict most of you will be spending significantly more per month for wireless data in 5 and 10 years than you do today. You’ll be getting faster and better service, and more value out of it, but it won’t be cheaper.

Please get over your emotional battle — and extinguish any legal threats, that’s silly — and join us in reality. If you use a lot of mobile data, be happy about it, and be happy paying for it. It’s worth it. And consider trying the add-on tethering plan for the iPhone, it can be useful if you carry a laptop or iPad.

*Telecom joke, told to me by a big-company CEO: If you’re AT&T, how do you get to 80% market share? Start with 100%!

[This is the false promise and problem with free. This is why “free” doesn’t work. If something cost something to do, you have to pay for it. If it isn’t with money, ask how exactly you are… you might be surprised (see Facebook, Google, and your privacy)]

Earth to Cable: You don’t control us.

Earth to Cable: You don’t control us.:

Whether or not cable and phone companies succeed  in building out the fully licensed world (that is, sucking everywhere down under the lids of their closed systems), we will remain free. We can live without you if we have to. Always could, always will.

[Amazing how quickly Noah got used to not watching TV when he lost the privilege. It’ll never be back in its old form.]

Source: Doc Searls Weblog