An old joke on the internet are pages that claim that they are the "End of the internet", here is a collection of them.
- http://www.weirdity.com/internet/eoti.html (nice:)
The End of the Internet?
The End of the Internet? by Jeff Chester, posted February 1, 2006
The nation's largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.
Verizon, Comcast, Bell South and other communications giants are developing strategies that would track and store information on our every move in cyberspace in a vast data-collection and marketing system, the scope of which could rival the National Security Agency. According to white papers now being circulated in the cable, telephone and telecommunications industries, those with the deepest pockets--corporations, special-interest groups and major advertisers--would get preferred treatment.