Propools - 3:56 pm on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't think we're blowing this out of proportion, just hoping that we can all see beyond this hype and look at the deeper issue of how these control(s) will have long term impact on the internet, social browsing, Ecommerce, etc.
Let's look beyond the 20 hours a day movie marathon and think about the instructional, informative stuff on the internet which, today requires a lot of band width.
How much bandwidth does it take for ALL aspects of a site doing business online.
Let's think of how this could impact all of them, then add them up and it's a lot of bandwidth.
If a household is held in by usage constraints what are the odss they will go online and spread the word socially, watch the installation videos, read the installation instructions, do product research prior to purchasing, look at the thousands of different items before deciding to purchase that one exact item? Off the cuff one might say very little impact, but in the end there's a huge impact.
And it doesn't matter if it's Netflix or whatever-flix.
Let's step back and see the forest.
To get to my house to work takes me about 1 gallon of fuel, each way.
I don't go home to eat any more because I want to save the ~$1,200 annually in fuel.
Folks have quite smoking to save the ~$1,800 annually.
It's the small stuff that adds up over time.
If this ever gets enacted here, consumers may just very well cut out the online small stuff.
It doesn't matter if it's Netflix or whatever-flix.
Let's step back for a moment and look at the forest.